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Most of the Full House crew returned to the small screen for Netflix spinoff Fuller House, starring Candace Cameron Bure as leading lady of the family's next generation. The show got off to a strong start, but it will come to an end at the conclusion of the upcoming fifth season. Production on the final season is underway, and Bure recently revealed that she's pretending Fuller House isn't actually ending. Here's how she put it:
I'm not going to think about saying goodbye. I'm just going to pretend like it's not ending. I don't want to think about it.
All things considered, it's not hard to understand why Candace Cameron Bure wouldn't want to think about saying goodbye to Fuller House. Between Full House and the Netflix spinoff, she will have played D.J. Tanner for 13 seasons of television, and D.J. is by far her most iconic role, despite regular appearances on Hallmark and a previous co-hosting stint on The View. Her comments to ET suggest that saying goodbye could be quite bittersweet.
The good news is that there should be plenty of goodness coming for fans of Fuller House in the final season, assuming those pre-show rituals continue to serve them well. The cast promised that they "saved the best for last" in their reactions to the cancellation news, and Candace Cameron Bure said that there are "probably" going to be some wedding bells, although she didn't reveal who they'd be ringing for.
If Candace Cameron Bure is pretending that the end isn't nigh, hopefully that means the final season is packed with everything fans could want in saying goodbye to the extended Tanner family. After all, another spinoff is far from guaranteed. Could the final season somehow bring back Michelle, despite the Olsen twins' disinclination to return earlier in the series? Or feature Kevin Costner? Or at least come up with a solid (and not depressing) explanation for why Aunt Becky is no longer around?
Speaking of Aunt Becky, the Lori Loughlin college admissions scandal is only one part of the negative buzz that has surrounded Fuller House during its post-Season 4 hiatus. Back in April, ousted Fuller House creator Jeff Franklin filed a lawsuit concerning how/why he was booted from the show. Then, just a couple months later, disturbing allegations about his exit from Fuller House came to light. Basically, fans could probably use the lightness of some wedding bells to say goodbye to Fuller House.
Netflix hasn't announced a premiere date for the fifth and final season just yet, but the last batch of episodes will release at some point in the fall of 2019. You can always rewatch (or watch) the first four seasons streaming on Netflix, or some of the plenty of other streaming options now and in the not-too-distant future.