How The Full House Reboot Is Changing Plots

As the Full House theme song taught us, predictability is all but absent in the world today, outside of things like hearts and hands to hold onto. Not even the plot of the upcoming continuation series Fuller House is all that predictable, as it has already been changed from what we originally expected. In a positive way, though, thankfully.

When Fuller House was first announced, it was stated the plot would revolve around a very pregnant D.J. Tanner-Fuller trying to raise her two other kids while coping with the all-too-recent death of her husband. But that situation has been altered, and actress Candace Cameron-Bure won’t have to worry about strapping on any pregnancy suits. Here’s how the actress explained things at the TCA Summer Press Tour.

She’s actually not pregnant anymore. The baby’s been born. We didn’t start it off quite so heavy, so some more time has passed than they originally intended.

That’s something of a huge relief, as I can’t imagine there being an overwhelming amount of heartfelt humor involved with a struggling woman balancing fresh grief and a growing life inside of her. Even though D.J.’s storyline mirrors Danny’s from the original series – in what we’ll now start referring to as the Tanner Curse – 2015 is a lot different from 1987 in terms of how TV works. Jeff Franklin would have had to write his ass off to shine some light on such a dark time in a woman’s life and still remain relevant.

Still, even though time has passed and the new baby has been born (which makes it an even closer replication of the original), there is still the subject of a dead husband and father to tackle. Everybody remembers Danny’s wife Pam from the home video, right? Fuller House may or may not also go that memory-based route with D.J.’s late hubby, but we can definitely expect to get the feels when his name comes up. Cameron-Bure explained how they’re approaching that aspect as well, according to THR.

You’ll learn little bits about him throughout the show, just like you did on the original Full House. Whether they’ll have flashback scenes or anything like that, I have no idea, but we talk about him because you have to. When that happens and you have children, it’s something you have to discuss and discuss those emotions and the healing from it and how to move on.

This past week also presented another possible change-up to the show, as it was revealed the Olsen twins may indeed make their way to the new series in some form, after initial reports stated they wanted nothing to do with it. Since Michelle was just a tot when her mom died, that’s the character that could truly relate the most to the newest addition to the Tanner-Fuller family.

What other changes will come to Fuller House before it hits Netflix in 2016? We’ll just have to wait and see. In the meantime, don’t forget about Lifetime’s The Unauthorized Full House Story coming in August, because that’ll be incredible.

Nick Venable
Assistant Managing Editor

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.