There is a lot of John Stamos out there nowadays. The Full House star is headlining the Fox comedy series Grandfathered set to premiere next month and he’s a big part of Netflix’s Fuller House reunion series. Stamos was also part of The Unauthorized Full House Story that aired on Lifetime on Saturday – at least a version of the actor and the Jesse Katsopolis character he played on the eight-season ABC show. Part of that grand tradition of behind-the-scenes bios from the A+E Networks-owned channel, the TV movie pulled in 1.6 million viewers with 777,000 adults 18-49.
That’s even with the 1.6 million total viewers that The Unauthorized Saved By The Bell Story had on September 1 last year, meaning the latest bio was bit of a disappointment for Lifetime like Saved By The Bell Story, which had a stronger 1.1 million in the demo. The Angela Bassett-directed Whitney TV movie that aired in mid-January this year drew 4.5 million total viewers and 2.1 million 18-49s. The most recent kingpin of the Lifetime TV pics is the October 2012 broadcast of Steel Magnolias, which had 6.5 million total viewers and 3 million adults 18-49.
Front Street Pictures and Bay Road Productions produced Unauthorized Full House Story. Harvey Kahn (Flowers In The Attic) and Stephen Bulka (The Unauthorized Saved By The Bell Story) were the executive producers. Brian K. Roberts directed from a teleplay written by Ron McGee (Rizzoli & Isles).