Dude, it was always about Christine Lakin. I have the TV Favorites disc and would absolutely pick up the series if it were released. It is kind of surprising that they didn't bring season 1 out along, say, Growing Pains or something.
Agreed, they really need to take another look at ABC's TGIF lineup. Not just Step by Step, but finishing Perfect Strangers and finally releasing Family Matters. You'd think all three would do well on DVD.
i think there were poor sales of perfect strangers. Family matters just came out in June 2010. I am not sure sitcoms from 1980s and early 1990s have much interest with today's youth and/or family situation. People are getting more and more interested in shows like Jersey Shore, Batchelor/Batchelorette, etc. The new fall schedule has remake of shows like the La Femme Nikita and Hawaii Five-O.
I myself would love to see Family Ties and Growing Pains Completed. Growing Pains to me was really only good for about 1-3 seasons or when Kirk Cameron's character was in highschool. The series started to take a dip when Mike's character graduated highschool and moved on to college and near the end was teaching highschool.