A skit-oriented variety/comedy show, this was an attempt by the ABC network to cash in on the success of Saturday Night Live. The formula is very similar, right down to having fake commercials and a bogus newscast. Written by
Did You Know?
During its second season, the show became more popular than _"Saturday Night Live" (1975) which struggled in its sixth season. NBC executive Dick Ebersol
tried to convince "Fridays" cast members to join "SNL" but they all turned him down. Featured cast member Rich Hall
eventually joined "SNL" after "Fridays" was cancelled. See more
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