Hulu has announced that it’s acquired the SVOD rights to TGIF comedies Full House, Family Matters, Step by Step, Perfect Strangers, and Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper, a deal that totals over 800 episodes and 37 seasons.
“It’s hard to believe we’re talking about Full House and Handmaid’s Tale in the same sentence — but these are stories that stand out and serve different needs,” said Craig Erwich, Hulu’s senior VP of content. “Sometimes people are in the mood for something that is very new and challenging, and sometimes people want something comfortable. Our job is to have the shows that feed those experiences.”
“We’re really focused on having not only really excellent and interesting content but in presenting it to the users in an interesting way,” said Lisa Holme, Hulu’s VP of content acquisitions. “The average consumer has more access to more content at their fingertips than they have ever had in human history.”
The deal is the latest in Hulu’s recent push to further broaden out its already expansive television library. The network has acquired the exclusive SVOD rights to current shows ranging from UnREAL to Atlanta, This Is Us, and Fresh Off the Boat while acquiring library content including NYPD Blue, St. Elsewhere, M*A*S*H, and The Bob Newhart Show.
Every show will begin streaming on Friday, September 29th.