There is so much to say about this show, where should we start? Here are a few facts we bet you never knew: The original name of the show was “House of Comics”, John Posey was originally cast to play Danny Tanner, Uncle Jesse was named at first Uncle Adam, and Dave Coulier who played Joey dated Alanis Morissette.
The show ran for eight seasons and still remains an old-time favorite. It continues to gain popularity even today with reruns giving the new generation a taste of what it was like back in the day.
Party of Five Couldn't Live Without Neve Campbell
"Party of Five" brought the biggest names that were around at the time. Scott Wolf, Neve Campbell, Matthew Fox, and others told the story of the Salinger family. The Salingers were five siblings who lost their parents in a car accident and found themselves all alone in the big world. The show ran for six seasons and in 1996 it won the Golden Globe Award for Best Drama TV series.
Jennifer Love Hewitt started off as an extra but quickly became a regular on the show and played the role of Sarah Reeves, Bailey's (Wolf) on and off girlfriend. After six seasons, Campbell decided not to renew her contract and wanted to leave the show. Her role was too significant to just lay off so it was decided to cancel the show completely.
Beverly Hills 90210 Nearly Flopped
Beverly Hills 90201 had it all. It had the best-looking stars, it had relevant stories, and it managed to merge between the modest midwest lives and the filthy rich kids of Beverly Hills. Believe it not the first season was a disaster rating-wise, however, one season down and nine more to go the show became a cult amongst teens all over the world.
In for a bit of trivia? Luke Perry was supposed to be Steve, Tori Spelling almost got Shannen Doherty kicked off the show (Tori had good relations with the production team) and Gabrielle Carteris was almost 30 years old when she played the role of Andrea Zuckerman.
Just the Ten of Us Was Taken Down to Four of Them
"Just the Ten of Us" was a spinoff for "Growing Pains" and the show shared the plot and some characters. The show's initial intention was to focus on the day-to-day struggles of a hardworking family, however, after four episodes, the production decided to take a different path and focused on the lives of four of the characters.
Three of the show's stars began their careers in the legendary horror movie "A Nightmare on Elm Street". Maybe this explains the poor performance of the show?
My So-Called Life Was So-Called Meh
This was one of the least successful shows at the time as it was broadcasted for less than a year and with only one season. Despite all that, the show won a few award nominations. We're not sure why amongst the viewers it didn't do so well but amongst the professionals, it was a ball.
Claire Danes played the leading role, however, Alicia Silverstone read for the part too. Danes was just 14 years old at the time and experienced her first kiss in life.....on set. One thing is for sure, she will never forget this show no matter har far away from home she is.