Whatever happened to predictability? Don’t worry, it’s alive and well over at Warner Bros. TV, where people are hard at work putting together a Full House revival series, with several of the show’s original stars already set to reprise their roles. This is hardly the first time the Tanner clan has been rumored to return to our lives, so we’re taking this news with a grain of salt and a big bowl of ous cweam.
According to TV Guide, John Stamos is spearheading the series’ return, though it’ll probably put some kind of a spin on the original family dynamic. Seriously, if they don’t have everyone living together in one house, they’re going to need to change the title. (Full Apartment Complex?) As of now, Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweetin and Andrea Barber are definitely ready to do this, while Bob Saget and Dave Coulier “are also involved in some way.” Can we assume Coulier is doing some script editing, since we all know he likes to “cut it out.” Right?
The show’s original creator Jeff Franklin is scripting this new version, while original executive producer Bob Boyett is also there behind the scenes. This reinvigorated revival approach is no doubt inspired in part by Disney’s Girl Meets World, which performed a generational reboot to former TGIF mainstay Boy Meets World. I’m not sure the same thing can happen here, unless Stephanie, D.J. and Kimmy all have their own children to pass the quasi-comedic torch to. Please, please, please let Kimmy have ended up with Duane.
Starting with Stamos’ Jesse and the Rippers performance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last summer, the past year or so has probably been the most engaging for Full House fans since the series went off the air back in 1995. Fallon also hosted a mini-reunion between Saget, Coulier and Stamos on Late Night back in January, which coincided with their Super Bowl commercial for Dannon. Missing from everything has been Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, who don’t quite feed into the nostalgia factor, presumably because they’re sitting on top of piles of money while cackling madly.
Stamos, who owns a piece of the show, has tried a few times to get a reunion series off the ground, though never with much luck. There was reportedly a movie version in development a few years back, and ideas for a revival series were also tossed around last year, looking to Anger Management's massive episode order for inspiration. Unfortunately, fans still only have reruns to fall back on.
Inexplicably, Full House’s ratings on Nick at Nite in the past year have been fairly outstanding, even beating some primetime network series. The repeats have averaged around 1.5 million viewers, with a 0.4 rating in the key 18-49 demographic, both of which are up from last year’s averages. Though it may not be more popular than ever, it’s still bringing in viewers, some of whom weren’t even born yet when the show was airing. Have mercy.
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Nick is a Cajun Country native, and is often asked why he doesn't sound like that's the case. His love for his wife and daughters is almost equaled by his love of gasp-for-breath laughter and gasp-for-breath horror. A lifetime spent in the vicinity of a television screen led to his current dream job, as well as his knowledge of too many TV themes and ad jingles.
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