NBC’s beloved sitcom ALF is making a comeback. The show is finally available to stream, and new content featuring the alien is in the works. Yell! Factor has struck a deal with Alien Productions to bring the 1980s sitcom back to life on the Yell! factory tv streaming platform. The whole series – alongside the two ALF animated series and the ALF TV movie – are now available. Yell! provides for an “aggressive” deployment of ALF content on its platforms.
The deal was announced on February 25 by Shout! Factory founders and CEOs Bob Emmer and Garson Foos; Alien Productions partners Paul Fusco and Brian Patchett; Gene Pao, executive vice president of strategy and digital at Shout; and Jeffrey Peisch, senior vice president of programming and new business development at Shout. The deal covers all 102 episodes of the original ALF series, 26 episodes of ALF: the animated series21 episodes of the animated series FLA Talesand the TV movie Project: ALF. The “long-term growth strategy” includes the development of new ALF– linked content.
“I couldn’t be more excited that Shout! Factory is marketing and distributing ALF and working with series creators Paul Fusco and Tom Patchett,” said Jeffrey Peisch, SVP of Programming and New Business Development. . “ALF was an instant classic when it debuted on network television over 30 years ago, and the series stands the test of time and appeals to multiple generations.”
“Shout! Factory is home away from Melmac who ALF was looking for,” added Brian Patchett and Paul Fusco of Alien Productions. “We can’t wait to bring you ALF in a whole new way – with new content, never-before-seen artwork and restored images not seen in 30 years. It’s time ALF the fans were waiting.”
the original ALF series that aired on NBC from 1986 to 1990. The series centers on Gordon Shumway, the titular Alien Life Form, who crashes into the garage of a family’s suburban California home. He lives with Willie Tanner (Max Wright), Willie’s wife Kate (Anne Schedeen), their daughter Lynn (Andrea Elson), their son Brian (Benji Gregory) and their cat Lucky. Although the show only lasted four seasons, it has become a popular cult classic. ALF: the animated series ran from 1987 to 1989, while FLA Tales broadcast from 1988 to 1989. In 1996, ALF returned to the poorly received TV movie Project: ALF, which featured very few original cast members. (There was also a short duration ALF’s hit talk show which aired on TV Land in 2004, but was not mentioned in Shout! Factory announcement.)