TV Guide- Could a Full House return be in the works? The family sitcom, which aired on ABC from 1987 to 1995, is still a ratings juggernaut via repeats on Nick at Nite. Now Warner Bros. TV is mulling a new take on Full House, with some of the original cast intact.
Leading the charge is John Stamos (Uncle Jesse) — who has an ownership stake in the show, which gives him good reason to champion the new series. Original executive producer Bob Boyett and creator Jeff Franklin (who’s writing the new version) are actively involved. Candace Cameron Bure (D.J.), Jodie Sweetin (Stephanie) and Andrea Barber (Kimmy) are on board, while Bob Saget (Danny) and Dave Coulier (Joey) are also involved in some way.
The cast has remained tight-knit and some of the actors have let it slip in the past that they’d like to see Full House return. Stamos, Coulier and Saget appeared in a yogurt commercial earlier this year, and also showed up on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon dressed as their Full House characters. Appearing on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live this past winter, Stamos hinted that a Full House revisit was being pondered: “We’re sort of working on a twist on a sequel,” he told host Andy Cohen. “But we don’t know if it’s going to happen yet or not.” In 2009, Stamos also told the press that a Full House movie had been developed.
HAVE MERCY! There is no way they could screw this up, right? (Thinking…). OK, there is a 95% chance they will screw this up. But sometimes in life you have to take a chance with your heart.
It sounds like Uncle Jesse is a lock to come back. Stamos has equity in the show being made and somehow looks even better than he did in his physical prime. The Olsen twins are definitely available, but are also above the WB channel (in their twisted, drug fueled minds that is). Bob Saget and Dave Coulier could surely use the money and cache.
Stephanie was addicted to meth, right? So I’m guessing she is looking for work now that her time as Wendy from Breaking Bad is over with. D.J.? Can’t imagine she’s busy, unless she is pushing her brother’s
cult church. And of course we need the woman who put millions of kids through puberty, Aunt Becky AKA Mrs. Lori God Damn Loughlin.
As for the supporting characters, I hope, hope, hope that D.J.’s boyfriend Steve died in an incredibly painful fashion and won’t be on the show. Steve was the worst TV boyfriend in the world this side of Jeff from Saved By The Bell.
Kimmy Gibbler, sorry toots but you are out. Kimmy sucked back then and she sucks now. Plus I bet she already had a failed show on The WB.
We need Teddy to come back into our lives. I’m 95% sure John Legend is really Teddy all growed up.
Update: Gia didn’t make the original post, but I was called out by Saint Brendan of KFCRadio fame. I was, still, and will forever be afraid of Gia. The baddest bitch in the Bay Area makes me feel like Derek “The Yankee Doodle” nerd.