Is TGIF Making a Comeback?
It’s official! Girl Meets World will debut in 2014—14 years after Boy Meets World ended back in 2000. We watched Cory, Shawn, Topanga and Eric grow up, experience college, struggle with marriage and constantly depend on Mr. Feeny. While Boy Meets World is a timeless show, it was also a classic hit within ABC’s TGIF lineup.
TGIF grew in popularity throughout the 1990s until it ended in 2000. With its own jingle (“It’s Friday night/And the mood is right/Gonna have some fun/Show you how it’s done, TGIF”), TGIF was a staple in many households across the country. Kids and adults alike looked forward to the Friday-night lineup with much anticipation, ready for laughs and family drama.
- Family Matters – Family Matters was in the TGIF lineup from 1991–1997 and always started the night off on the right foot. From the hilarious antics of Urkel to Carl, the loving dad of three, there was never a dull moment in the Winslow house.
- Sabrina, the Teenage Witch – Sabrina captured the hearts of many young teens as she navigated her teenage years after learning she was a witch on her 16th birthday. Salem the cat always provided unnecessary advice while trying to pretend he was a human. Hilda and Zelda were loving aunts who showed Sabrina the ropes of casting spells and living life as a witch. From spells gone awry to teenage love, Sabrina learned the ways of witchcraft with the help of her friends and family.
- Boy Meets World – The Matthews family juggled it all, from young love to college angst. Cory and Shawn’s friendship never wavered and Eric always provided laughs. Topanga and Cory’s love flourishes throughout the show until they decide to get married, leading to newlywed drama. With constant advice from Mr. and Mrs. Matthews, Mr. Feeny, Mr. Turner and his friends, Cory creates a great life for himself. We can only wait to see the drama unfold on Girl Meets World.
- Step by Step – The modern-day Brady Bunch followed six children, two parents and one uncle after a romantic trip that led Frank to impulsively marry Carol. Between arguments and sibling rivalry, the two families learned to love each other through family trips and life lessons.
If you could recreate TGIF, what shows would you include?