TV of yesteryear is resurrected by Netflix, as the news of the popular “Full House” coming back in a new version has fans excited to see old friends John Stamos, Candace Cameron-Bure, Jodie Sweetin and Andrea Barber in the series.
John Stamos told Jimmy Kimmel on Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight that Netflix has sealed the deal and the hugely popular 1980s sitcom, “Full House,” will be coming back to life. There will be 13 episodes, starting with a one hour special that will serve as a reunion for the Tanner family.
The original “Full House” aired for eight seasons and 192 episodes from 1987–1995 on the ABC Television Network in the U.S., Full House was a comedic look at three grown men experiencing the “joys of motherhood” as they raise three girls in San Francisco. Widowed father Danny Tanner (Saget) navigated the trials and tribulations of being a single parent to daughters D.J. (Cameron-Bure), Stephanie (Sweetin) and Michelle (Mary-Kate/Ashley Olsen).
When trying to juggle his career as a local television personality with the responsibilities of being a full-time dad proves to be too much, Danny enlists help from his rock musician brother-in-law Uncle Jesse (Stamos) and the infrequently employed stand-up comedian Joey (Coulier). Andrea Barber also starred as D.J.’s BFF Kimmy Gibbler, with Lori Loughlin as Danny’s Wake Up, San Francisco co-host Rebecca, who would eventually date and marry Jesse.
Jimmy asked John about the cast members who will be returning and John revealed that this reincarnation of the hit series will be focused on DJ Tanner and her three sons, Stephanie Tanner and the “kooky” neighbor, Kimmy Gibbler. John also hinted that they are hopeful that all of the original cast members will be involved.
Netflix’s new multi-camera comedy (from Warner Horizon Television, Miller-Boyett Productions and Jeff Franklin Productions) “Fuller House” is the long-awaited sequel to the iconic hit series Full House. Created by original “Full House” creator Jeff Franklin, this series will premiere exclusively across all Netflix territories in 2016.
Candace Cameron-Bure, Jodie Sweetin and Andrea Barber are set to star in “Fuller House” with fellow star John Stamos set to produce and reprise his original role of Uncle Jesse as a guest star in the new show. Discussions with Full House stars Bob Saget, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Dave Coulier and Lori Loughlin regarding guest appearances in “Fuller House” are ongoing.
In “Fuller House”, the adventures that began in 1987 on “Full House” continue, with veterinarian D.J. Tanner-Fuller (Cameron-Bure) pregnant and recently widowed, living in San Francisco. D.J.’s younger sister/aspiring musician Stephanie Tanner (Sweetin) and D.J.’s lifelong best friend/fellow single mother Kimmy Gibbler (Barber), along with Kimmy’s feisty teenage daughter Ramona, all move in to help take care of D.J.’s two boys — the rebellious 12-year-old J.D. and neurotic 7-year-old Max — and her soon-to-arrive baby.
“As big fans of the original ‘Full House’, we are thrilled to be able to introduce ‘Fuller House’s’ new narrative to existing fans worldwide, who grew up on the original, as well as a new generation of global viewers that have grown up with the Tanners in syndication,” said Cindy Holland, Vice President of Original Content for Netflix.
In a joint statement, executive producers Robert L. Boyett, Thomas L. Miller and Jeff Franklin said: “The continued support of Full House fans of all ages for the last 28 years has been astounding. It is an honor and a thrill to catch up with these beloved characters and explore their lives today. The love you saw on the show was real. The cast has remained a loving family off screen all these years. We are as excited as our fans to finally bring Full House back to life.”