What Have Been Some Popular TV Shows Aired on Friday Nights?

What Have Been Some Popular TV Shows Aired on Friday Nights?

Some popular Friday night television shows through the years include the 1980s ABC "Thank God It's Funny" lineup of "Full House," "Perfect Strangers" and "Family Matters." More recent popular Friday night shows include "Fringe" and "Grimm."

Other popular shows in ABC's "TGIF" lineup included the sitcoms "Step by Step," "Boy Meets World" and "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch."

Several science fiction shows that have appeared on Friday nights, including "The X-Files," "Battlestar Galactica" and "Firefly," all of which garnered huge cult followings. "The X-Files" followed a pair of FBI agents investigating the paranormal, and "Battlestar Galactica" and "Firefly" were both about spaceships and the crews aboard them. Despite the popularity of "Firefly," Fox canceled the show after just one season.

One of the most popular Friday night shows ever aired was "The Dukes of Hazzard," which followed the Duke boys, their encounters with the law, and the subsequent car chases they led in their iconic car, which was named General Lee.

"Fringe" was somewhat similar to "X-Files." It followed a female FBI agent who teams up with a scientist who has been institutionalized in order to explain a string of mysterious events. It was co-created by JJ Abrams and starred Olivia Dunham and Peter Bishop. It ran from 2008 to 2013.