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.
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