That Full House sequel is set, says John Stamos, one of the stars of the original version of the long-running sitcom, in a conversation tonight on Jimmy Kimmel Live. The reunion will be called Fuller House; Stamos set to produce and reprise his original role of Uncle Jesse as a guest star in the new show. Discussions with Full House stars Bob Saget, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Dave Coulier and Lori Loughlin regarding guest appearances in Fuller House are ongoing.
The new show will include 13 episodes, beginning with a one-hour special that’s effectively a reunion. Stamos said this revival of the show will focus on DJ Tanner and her three sons, Stephanie Tanner and the neighbor, Kimmy Gibler.
Netflix ordered a 13-episode season of a new multi-camera comedy from Warner Horizon Television, Miller-Boyett Productions and Jeff Franklin Productions. Created by original Full House creator Jeff Franklin, Fuller House will premiere exclusively across all Netflix territories in 2016.
Candace Cameron-Bure, Jodie Sweetin and Andrea Barber are set to star in Fuller House.
In Fuller House, the adventures that began in 1987 on Full House continue, with veterinarian D.J. Tanner-Fuller (Cameron-Bure) pregnant and recently widowed, living in San Francisco. D.J.’s younger sister/aspiring musician Stephanie Tanner (Sweetin) and D.J.’s lifelong best friend/fellow single mother Kimmy Gibbler (Barber), along with Kimmy’s feisty teenage daughter Ramona, all move in to help take care of D.J.’s two boys — the rebellious 12-year-old J.D. and neurotic 7-year-old Max — and her soon-to-arrive baby.
“The continued support of Full House fans of all ages for the last 28 years has been astounding,” executive producers Robert L. Boyett, Thomas L. Miller and Jeff Franklin said in a statement. “It is an honor and a thrill to catch up with these beloved characters and explore their lives today. The love you saw on the show was real. The cast has remained a loving family off screen all these years. We are as excited as our fans to finally bring Full House back to life.”
Airing for eight seasons and 192 episodes from 1987–1995 on the ABC Television Network in the U.S., Full House was a comedic look at three grown men experiencing the “joys of motherhood” as they raise three girls in San Francisco. Widowed father Danny Tanner (Saget) is dealing with the unique trials and tribulations — and chaos — of being a single parent to daughters D.J. (Cameron-Bure), Stephanie (Sweetin) and Michelle (Mary-Kate/Ashley Olsen). When trying to juggle his career as a local television personality with the responsibilities of being a full-time dad proves to be too much, Danny gets help raising his family from his rock musician brother-in-law Uncle Jesse (Stamos) and the infrequently employed stand-up comedian Joey (Coulier). Andrea Barber also starred as D.J.’s BFF Kimmy Gibbler, with Lori Loughlin as Danny’s Wake Up, San Francisco co-host Rebecca, who would eventually date and marry Jesse.