On the heels of The Unauthorized Saved By The Bell Story, Lifetime has given a green light to The Unauthorized Full House Story (working title), based on the long-running Full House ’90s sitcom that made John Stamos a household name. Unauthorized Full House will look at the rise of the cast and the pressure on them to balance the idyllic family life on the show with the more complicated reality of their own lives outside the series, but it will also look at the warm bond that grew up between the cast as the show became one of America’s most beloved family sitcoms. Ron McGee (Unauthorized Saved By The Bell) will pen the script.
The Lifetime project is in addition to a Full House sequel at Netflix, with original series star Stamos set to produce and reprise his original role of Uncle Jesse as a guest star.
Full House started as a unassuming family comedy in 1987 and went on to a wildly successful 192-episode run, wrapping in 1995. It made huge stars of its cast — from Bob Saget and Dave Coulier, who were grinding away on the stand-up circuit, to Stamos breaking hearts on General Hospital and even the Olsen twins.
The Unauthorized Full House Story will be produced by Front Street Pictures and Ringaling Productions Ltd. and executive produced by Harvey Kahn (Flowers In The Attic, Unauthorized Saved By The Bell) and Stephen Bulka (The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story, Dear Mom, Love Cher).