100 Episodes: How can we miss Full House when it won’t leave?

For most of the history of television, the barrier to syndication—and to profitability—has been 100 episodes. The shows that have made it to that mark are an unusual group. Many were big hits. Some found small cult audiences. Still others just hung on as best they could and never posted numbers quite low enough to be canceled. In 100 Episodes, we examine the shows that made it to that number, considering both how they advanced and reflected the medium and what contributed to their popularity. This entry covers Full House, which ran for eight seasons and 193 episodes between 1987 and 1995.

On April 21, Netflix announced that it had picked up Fuller House, a sequel to ABC’s fondly remembered family sitcom Full House. Rumors of a potential follow-up had previously raced across social media, sped along by users who’d grown up with the exploits of …

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