Is It Time For A ‘Family Matters’ Revival?
Family Matters, the second longest running Black sitcom behind The Jeffersons, dominated the nineties. Everybody remembers Steve Urkel (portrayed by Jaleel White), the bespectacled and suspenders-wearing nerd with an undying love for Laura Winslow. We watched her older brother Eddie struggle through his teen years to eventually become a police officer like his father Carl. And later additions Waldo Geraldo Faldo and Myra definitely kept things interesting. Isn’t is about time we found out what life is like for that bunch now?
Boy Meets World has already done so successfully with Girl Meets World, exploring the life of Corey and Topanga’s daughter. The show has already been picked up for a second season on the Disney Channel. And now a Full House series Fuller House has been announced for Netflix, focusing on a pregnant and widowed DJ, already the mother to two children, along with her sister Stephanie and long-time best friend Kimmy Gibler. If those two TGIF staples can make their way back to television, can’t Family Matters?
With all of the love that Black shows have been getting lately, this one would be tough to mess up. Who wouldn’t want to see Steve and Laura’s marriage and parenting woes? Get Urkel, Laura, Carl, Eddie, Waldo, and maybe even Maxine on screen together, it will be nothing but magic. Stefan, of course, would be a requirement too.
Just please, don’t touch the theme song.
Are you on-board with a Family Matters revival? What show would like to see brought back to life? Discuss in the comments section below!
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