Full House fans everywhere were delighted to discover that Scott Weinger would be turning up for the Netflix spinoff series to reprise the role as Steve. He had a fairly large role in Season 1 as one of D.J.'s two fairly dreamy love interests. Soon, however, Weinger will have more on his plate than romantic shenanigans on Netflix. He's developing a single-camera comedy for Fox.
The project does not yet have a name, but the premise seems pretty well worked out. The comedy will follow the stories of a husband and wife who are living quiet, peaceful lives until her father turns up and moves in. He's an immigrant who likes to take big risks and make bold strokes. His arrival isn't entirely welcome to his son-in-law, who is much less open to adventure. Hopefully their household hijinks will be hilarious. THR reports that Scott Weinger will executive produce the series.
Fox certainly seems to have at least some faith in the project. No pilot or series order has yet been placed for the untitled comedy, but the network has made a script commitment. Scott Weinger will write the pilot in addition to his executive producing duties. The comedy's success rests largely on his shoulders as writer and producer.
Although Scott Weinger is most recognizable for his work as Steve on Fuller House and Fuller House, he has enough writing and producing credits that it makes sense that Fox would give the go-ahead on a script for a new comedy. He got his break into showbiz as a writer on the short-lived WB sitcom Like Family, then moved on to What I Like About You and Privileged. Weinger added producing to his workload with 90210. He then wrote and produced for The Neighbors, Galavant, and The Muppets as well.
Depending how the rest of the 2016 - 2017 TV season goes for Fox, the network may be in need of a new comedy in the not-too-distant future. Sitcoms like New Girl, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and The Simpsons are going strong, but Fox cancelled four comedies in the spring of 2016. The Grinder, Bordertown, Grandfathered, and Cooper Barrett's Guide To Surviving Life all got the axe, and Adam Pally's upcoming sitcom Making History has had its episode order cut before it even premiered. Scott Weinger's project may be exactly what the network requires sooner rather than later.
We'll have to wait and see. The series doesn't sound like anything revolutionary at this point, but Scott Weinger has plenty of experience with small screen comedies, and he should at least know what does and doesn't work. Stay tuned to CinemaBlend for the latest TV news, and check out our midseason TV premiere schedule to see what you can watch in the coming months. You can also see Scott Weinger back on TV when Fuller House Season 2 debuts on Netflix on Friday, December 9 at 12:01 a.m. PT, and take a look at what we know so far about what's coming up in the latest batch of episodes for that series.