Fridays is the name of ABC's weekly late-night live comedy show, which aired on Friday nights from April 11, 1980 to April 23, 1982. The show was originally 70 minutes in its first season, but was expanded to 90 minutes in season two.
The program was ABC's attempt to duplicate the success of NBC's Saturday Night Live (especially since SNL was facing a decline in quality in the early 1980s following the departure of show creator Lorne Michaels and the remnants of his original cast). Like SNL, each week Fridays featured music acts and, in the second season, celebrity guest hosts, as well as fake newscasts and spoofs of television shows and commercials.
Narrated by Jack Burns
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 58 (List of episodes)
Running time 70/90 minutes
Production company(s) Moffitt-Lee Productions
Original channel ABC
Original run April 11, 1980 – April 23, 1982