Full House (1987 – 1995) Cast Then & Now by HollywoodNuts

Full House (1987 – 1995) Cast Then & Now by HollywoodNuts

American sitcom Full House was developed by Jeff Franklin for ABC. In the sitcom, a widowed father named Danny Tanner enlists the help of his brother-in-law Jesse Katsopolis and his childhood best friend Joey Gladstone to raise his three daughters in his San Francisco home: Michelle, D.J., and Stephanie, the middle child. From September 22, 1987, until May 23, 1995, it was broadcast on television, running for eight seasons and 192 episodes.

Despite never receiving positive reviews, the show continuously ranked in the Nielsen Top 30 (starting with season two) and has continued to grow in popularity through syndicated repeats. It is also broadcast overseas.[1][Source: self-published] The show was referred to as “The Brady Bunch of the 1990s” by one of the producers, Dennis Rinsler.[2] The show served as a representation of a “G-rated dysfunctional family” for actor Dave Coulier.[3]

A follow-up series called Fuller House had its Netflix debut on February 26, 2016, ran for five seasons, and ended on June 2, 2020.

The first four seasons of Full House, which ran from September 1987 to August 1991 on Fridays, saw the show later become the centerpiece of ABC’s newly introduced TGIF block in September 1989. In order to assist the series gain viewers, the show was briefly relocated to Tuesdays during the 1987–88 season and then broadcast twice weekly on Tuesdays and Fridays for a short period of time. For the following three seasons, it was always broadcast on Fridays as the show’s ratings rose. For season five of Full House, Tuesdays became the show’s sole night, and it stayed there until its conclusion in 1995. While the first season of the show was not very successful, finishing 71st that year, it was mostly due to the fact that it was a new series placed in an 8 p.

Eastern timeslot (most freshman series start out in protected time slots preceded by successful lead-ins), but the second season of the show quickly became popular because it was placed right after the established hit show Perfect Strangers (which was also produced by Tom Miller and Bob Boyett). As of season three, it was in the top 30 shows according to Nielsen ratings, which allowed the show to return to Fridays at 8 p.m.[Reference needed] The series peaked at the top 10 during seasons five and six before moving up to the Top 20 by the fourth season and staying there until the seventh.

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