CONFIRMED: Netflix Reviving ‘Full House’ for 13 Episodes

By April 21, 2015
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While rumors about a return for beloved 1990’s TV show “Full House” seemed to have hit a fever pitch earlier this month, we now know the truth: the show will be coming back.

According to Variety, Netflix has closed a deal for 13 new episodes for a series called “Fuller House.” The show is expected to follow up the 90’s series about the Tanner family, which starred the likes of Bob Saget, John Stamos, Dave Coulier, Candace Cameron Bure, and Ashley & Mary-Kate Olsen. Stamos broke the news when he appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” last night.

Although not expected to reunite the whole cast, the new series will focus on Tanner daughter D.J. (Bure) and her best friend Kimmy Gibbler (Andrea Barber) as they’ve moved onto a new phase of their lives. Saget, Stamos, and Coulier are expected to return in guest capacities to their respective roles of Danny Tanner, Jesse Katsopolis, and Joey Gladstone. While there’s no indication on just how much the older characters will appear, the newsbreaking piece characterizes them as “regular.”

The original “Full House” ran for eight seasons, from 1987-1995 and finished with a total of 192 episodes, and was a staple of ABC’s “TGIF” programming block. It still retains a solid following to this day, even though nearly twenty years have passed since it’s gone off the air.

The revival series is expected to bring show creator Jeff Franklin back as an executive producer, with Thomas L. Miller and Robert L. Boyett also serving alongside Franklin. Netflix, which has already seen a massive influx of new subscribers this year, will add yet another feather to their cap of original programming, with “Fuller House” likely to be the first major entry the streaming service has acquired with broader, all-ages appeal.

For more on this series as it develops, keep an eye on GeekNation.

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Chris Clow
As a former comics retailer at a store in the Pacific Northwest, Chris Clow is an enormous sci-fi, comics, and film geek. He is a freelance contributor, reviewer, podcaster, and overall geek to GeekNation, Batman-On-Film.com, The Huffington Post, and Movies.com. He also hosts the monthly Comics on Consoles broadcast and podcast. Check out his blog, and follow him on Twitter @ChrisClow.
  • fierce warrior

    YES YES YES I can’t even begin to explain how happy this makes me.

  • steeeeeeeve

    I wonder how much fuller that house can get! Are they all still going to live together?

  • Brenda

    Only 13 episodes?? Well that’s better than nothing.

  • -TRIPPIN-

    I can imagine it…this is a hit and they keep the series running again! (:

  • JamesQFoster

    I used to watch Full House every day as a youngin, this really brings back some memories.

  • dadopemann

    That’s just too awesome. How long do we gotta wait for this release?

  • Mildred

    I gotta say Full House was super influential of my generation and this makes me nostalgic…

    • JessicaKx

      me too, full of nostalgia over here..