Best TGIF Lineup of the 90s

If you grew up in the 90s, TGIF was a part of life.

But what was the best TGIF lineup of the 90s? Let’s take a look.

The first run technically debuted in 1989, however TGIF didn’t become popular until 1990 when Full House,Family Matters and Perfect Strangers erupted onto the scene. But even with these Friday night heavy-weights, the unfortunate addition of Going Places kept the 1990-1991 season out of the top spot.

TGIF - Full House

Then in 1992, Full House moved to Tuesday nights (to every kid’s dismay), and Perfect Strangerswas discontinued to make room for a new block of comedies.

Enter Family Matters, Boy Meets World, Step by Step, and Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper. In 1993, these four shows became the new norm on Friday nights, and together, they formed by far the best TGIF lineup of the 90s. These shows remained in the mix until 1996, but with On Our OwnMuppets Tonightand Aliens In The Family making their way into the rotation, the latter years were not as good.


And then disaster struck. Shortly after Walt Disney purchased ABC, they began reshaping the network. By 1997, Family Matters and Step By Step were gone. Thanks Disney.

Here is the full TGIF lineup from 1990-2000.


  • Full House (8:00pm)
  • Family Matters/Dinosaurs (8:30pm)
  • Perfect Strangers/Family Matters (9:00pm)
  • Going Places/Perfect Strangers (10:00pm)


  • Family Matters (8:00pm)
  • Step By Step (8:30pm)
  • Perfect Strangers/Baby Talk/Dinosaurs (9:00pm)
  • Baby Talk/Billy (10:00pm)


  • Family Matters (8:00pm)
  • Step By Step (8:30pm)
  • Dinosaurs/Getting By (9:00pm)
  • Camp Wilder/Where I Live (10:00pm)


  • Family Matters (8:00pm)
  • Boy Meets World (8:30pm)
  • Step By Step (9:00pm)
  • Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper/Sister Sister (10:00pm)


  • Family Matters (8:00pm)
  • Boy Meets World/On Our Own (8:30pm)
  • Step By Step (9:00pm)
  • Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper (10:00pm)


  • Family Matters (8:00pm)
  • Boy Meets World/Muppets Tonight (8:30pm)
  • Step By Step/Aliens In The Family (9:00pm)
  • Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper (10:00pm)


  • Family Matters (8:00pm)
  • Sabrina The Teenage Witch/Boy Meets World (8:30pm)
  • Clueless/Sabrina The Teenage Witch (9:00pm)
  • Boy Meets World/Clueless/Step By Step (10:00pm)


  • Sabrina The Teenage Witch (8:00pm)
  • Boy Meets World (8:30pm)
  • You Wish/Sabrina The Teenage Witch (9:00pm)
  • Teen Angel/You Wish (10:00pm)


  • Two Of A Kind (8:00pm)
  • Boy Meets World (8:30pm)
  • Sabrina The Teenage Witch (9:00pm)
  • Brother’s Keeper (10:00pm)


  • The Hughley’s/Boy Meets World (8:00pm)
  • Boy Meets World/Odd Man Out/The Hughley’s (8:30pm)
  • Sabrina The Teenage Witch (9:00pm)
  • Odd Man Out/The Hughley’s/Making the Band (10:00pm)

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