The Fuller House cast has been mostly radio silent on the college cheating scandal charges against Lori Loughlin, aka Aunt Becky. This is a cast that has been together as a family since Full House premiered in 1987. They love each other, and they are savvy enough to know how to get a message across. Three original Full House stars spoke on stage last night at the Kids' Choice Awards when the show won the trophy for Favorite Funny TV Show.
Andrea Barber (Kimmy Gibbler), Candace Cameron Bure (D.J. Tanner-Fuller), and Jodie Sweetin (Stephanie Tanner) took to the stage to tag-team the acceptance speech. They thanked fans for sticking with them, and dropped some not-so-subtle hints about family sticking together through the hard times:
Andrea Barber: Thank you for voting Fuller House as your Favorite Funny TV Show! You have been laughing alongside our family for four seasons and this family has a lot of heart.
Candace Cameron Bure: And where there's a lot of heart, there's a lot of love. And a loving family sticks together no matter what. They stick together through the hard times, they support each other, they encourage one another, they pray for each other, and they stand by their side no matter how tough it gets. And a loving family that sticks together also celebrates the really good times together.
Jodie Sweetin: Yes, and this is one of those good times! Thank you guys so much. You have stuck with us for 30 years and we love you all so much. So thank you for the Kids' Choice Awards, and we promise the fifth and final season is going to be amazing!
Watch the full acceptance speech in this Nickelodeon clip:
That's right, Fuller House Season 5 is going to be the final season. Netflix revealed that news at the end of January. Season 5 hasn't started filming yet, but now there's confusion about what might happen to the character of Aunt Becky. She only had a recurring role on the show, as Uncle Jesse's wife and aunt to D.J. and Stephanie. But rumor has it, Lori Loughlin won't be in the final season. She has already been dropped from her Hallmark shows.
Lori Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli were among 50 people -- including actress Felicity Huffman -- indicted last week in a college entrance exam cheating scandal. Loughlin and Giannulli were accused of paying $500,000 to a college prep business run by William "Rick" Singer to get their daughters into the University of Southern California. Both of the accused were released on a bail bond of $1 million and they're scheduled for court appearances in Boston on April 3.
Sources told The Hollywood Reporter production on Fuller House Season 5 won't be affected by Lori Loughlin's legal woes since they are no current plans for her to return. The final season is meant to stream on Netflix this fall. Wendy Williams suggested Fuller House kill off the character of Aunt Becky, but it's more likely they'll just do what they do for the Olsen twins' Michelle Tanner and talk about her off-screen.