Whatever happened to predictability? The milkman, the paperboy, the evening TV? Well, pasteurization and the rise of grocery stores killed the first one, the paperboy is now a bunch of surly Italian guys in pickup trucks that throw papers through your car windows, and evening TV? That went the way of the dinosaurs thanks to streaming services like Amazon Prime, Hulu and Netflix. So to make up for it, Netflix has been giving us fantastic original content like “House of Cards” and “Orange is the New Black”, and bringing back some of our favorite shows that fell off the TV schedule, like “Arrested Development” and, in what will surely blow your motherfucking minds today — “Full House.”
Yep. One of the greatest sitcoms of the nineties, the show that turned a young, greasy Greek punk named John Stamos into a household name, and made everyone believe that one of the sickest fucking comedians in standup, Bob Saget, was a wholesome fatherly figure, is close to coming back for a 13-episode Netflix original series called “Fuller House,” according to multiple sources, including Variety and TVLine.
“Fuller House” will be centered around the adult lives of D.J. Tanner, played by Candace Cameron Bure, and her best friend, Kimmy Gibbler, the OG obnoxious teenage neighbor, played by Andrea Barber. The series will also reportedly feature Stamos, Saget and Dave Coulier in guest roles, with Stamos nabbing a producer credit as well, because he’s John Stamos. You just can’t say no to those eyes and that smile.
The show will also feature the return of the show’s creator, Jeff Franklin, as well as executive producers Thomas L. Miller and Robert L. Boyett, both of whom served as EPs on the original series. No word on if the new series will feature adult Stephanie Tanner going on a bender because she’s still not over the death of beloved dog Comet (Cue: “Awww…”), or if Michelle Tanner has a minor arc where she’s being investigated because Heath Ledger died in her apartment (Cue: Laugh track!), but we’ll wait for those, and other details, when the story is confirmed. As of now, neither Netflix, nor Warner Bros., have commented officially.
So, we’re getting a “Full House” revival on Netflix, an “X-Files” reboot on FOX and a fucking new “Coach” series starring Craig T. Nelson on NBC. It’s a great time to be a fan of eighties and nineties television. A fan of original ideas? Not so much..
[via TV Line]