Alf Finds New Home With Shout Factory

The loveable alien Gordon Shumway aka Alf was featured on a television sitcom ‘ALF’ that showed the extraterrestrial from Melmac living with a family in California, dodging government agents and nosy neighbors for four seasons from 1986 to 1990. The show would also have two animated spin-offs and a movie that resolved the cliffhanger left by the TV show. After rumors of reboots, a failed talk show, and a canceled new film purposed by creator Paul Fusco, Alf has found a new home with Shout Factory which pledges new content.
“Shout! Factory, a multi-platform media company, and Alien Productions announced a landmark distribution alliance to bring the iconic and fan-favorite ALF television library to digital entertainment platforms in the U.S.,” Shout Factory said on their website. “The multi-year alliance provides Shout! Factory and its multi-platform streaming service, Shout! Factory TV with exclusive U.S. rights (digital, broadcast, and home entertainment packaged media) to Alien Productions’ ALF content properties, including 102 episodes of the live-action series ALF, 26 episodes of ALF: The Animated Series, 21 episodes of ALF Tales (animated), and television movie Project: ALF for home entertainment releases and digital distribution across select entertainment platforms in North America.”
They add, “Leveraging unparalleled access to archived content and the original broadcast masters from Alien Productions, Shout! Factory TV plans an aggressive rollout of ALF pop culture content on all its platforms this year. As excitement builds, Shout! Factory TV and Alien Productions will announce additional news and activities in the forthcoming months.”
Fusco expressed his enthusiasm for the move in a statement with Brian Patchett.
“Shout! Factory is the home-away-from-Melmac that ALF has been looking for,” they said. “We’re looking forward to bringing you ALF in a totally new way — with new content, unseen art, and restored footage not seen in 30 years. This is the moment ALF fans have been waiting for.”
Alf was also featured in animated form in the ‘Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue’ which featured many staples of Saturday morning animation working with a young boy who is being tempted by an evil cloud. strives to be an apolitical, balanced and based pop culture news outlet. However, our contributors are entitled to their individual opinions. Author opinions expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect the views of our video hosts, other site contributors, site editors, affiliates, sponsors or advertisers. This website contains affiliate links to products. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these links. We disclaim products or services we have received for review purposes, as well as sponsored posts.

Discover a hidden easter egg

Jacob Airey
Jacob Airey
Jacob Airey is an author, nerd, movie reviewer, and pop culture critic. He started this website in 2012 where he covers a vast variety of topics including film, TV, anime, and faith. He also hosts the YouTube vidcast StudioJake.

A word from our sponsor


read more


other articles

Close Subscribe Card