And the old sitcom reboots keep comin’. It had been reported that Netflix was in talks for a new season of Full House; now the streaming service appears to be nearing a green light for the long-running ABC sitcom that starred Bob Saget, John Stamos and Dave Coulier. Producer Warner Bros TV said in August that it was exploring a new take on the 1987-95 comedy — which also introduced the world to twin tots and future fashion moguls Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen — and that series creator Jeff Franklin was writing it. Stamos would get a producer credit because of his producing role on the original series.
Nothing is finalized, but our sister site TVLine reports that the new show would be called Fuller House and would star original castmember Candace Cameron Bure as D.J. and Andrea Barber as her pal Kimmy. Saget, Stamos and Coulier might make guest appearances. Franklin would be executive producer alongside the origjnal’s EPs Thomas L. Miller and Robert L. Boyett. The cast has kept the show in the pop culture conversation with a skit on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon (watch it above) and a joint yogurt commercial.
The project would extend the recent spate of old programs returning to the air in some form including Coach, Twin Peaks, The X-Files, The Odd Couple, Arrested Development, 24, Heroes and Boy Meets World. And that’s not to mention Hawaii Five-O or the slew of movies being developed for TV. Check our photo gallery that lists some of those.