‘Full House’ Reunion on Netflix Is Officially Happening

UPDATE: It’s official –“Full House” will return to television for a 13-episode sequel on Netflix in 2016, the streaming service confirmed.

John Stamos, who played Uncle Jesse on the popular family sitcom, broke the news Monday night on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”

Called “Fuller House,” the revival series will focus on Candace Cameron Bure’s character, D.J. Tanner, who is a recently widowed and pregnant veterinarian. Her younger sister and aspiring musician Stephanie Tanner (Jodie Sweetin) and her childhood best friend, Kimmy Gibbler, (Andrea Barber), along with Gibbler’s feisty teenage daughter Ramona, move in to help D.J. raise her two sons — rebellious 12-year-old J.D. and neurotic 7-year-old Max — and soon-to-arrive baby.

Stamos is set to produce the show and reprise his role as a guest star.

Discussions with original “Full House” stars Bob Saget, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Dave Coulier and Lori Loughlin regarding guest appearances in the new show are “ongoing,” according to the Netflix release. However, Loughlin recently told “Access Hollywood Live” that that she wasn’t sure if she’d return.

“They made deals with half the cast, but not the other half,” she told the show’s Billy Bush and Kit Hoover on April 21. “I don’t have a deal, Dave doesn’t have a deal, Bob, we’re all in negotiations. I think we would all like to come back, if the powers that be are fair to all of us.”

She said she wasn’t sure if this was true for Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.

“It doesn’t matter how much money they get paid, they don’t care. I honestly don’t know if they want to do it. I’m sure they’re talking to them. I don’t know what’s going on there,” she said on the show. “Everyone would love it [if they came back], it would be really nice.”

“Full House,” which aired on ABC from 1987 to 1995, followed Danny Tanner (Saget) and his large family in the wake of his wife’s death.

“As big fans of the original ‘Full House,’ we are thrilled to be able to introduce ‘Fuller House’s’ new narrative to existing fans worldwide, who grew up on the original, as well as a new generation of global viewers that have grown up with the Tanners in syndication,” said Cindy Holland, vice president of original content for Netflix, in a statement.

In a joint statement, executive producers Robert L. Boyett, Thomas L. Miller and Jeff Franklin said: “The continued support of ‘Full House’ fans of all ages for the last 28 years has been astounding. 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.”

On “Jimmy Kimmel,” Stamos said he, Franklin (who created the original series), Boyett and Miller had been planning the spinoff for years.

“It’s a labor of love,” Stamos said on the show. “We’ve been literally trying for so many years to do it right, and I think we’ve finally got it perfect.”

When Kimmel asked if Saget would appear on the show, Stamos replied, “He better.”

News of the “Full House” reunion broke earlier this month on TVLine. A rep for Netflix said at the time that the story was “just a rumor.”

“Fuller House” comes from Miller-Boyett Productions and Jeff Franklin Productions in association with Warner Horizon Television for Netflix.

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  1. motherbear4u@hotmail.com says:

    wish it could be on cable tv so everyone could watch it i love this show

    • Marc M says:

      Everyone can, http://www.netflix.com has a sign up page.

      Maybe cancel cable and subscribe to Netflix, amazon and hulu instead and save money and no longer fund tons of channels you don’t watch and maybe disagree with AND force the cost of cable tv to go down?

  2. Send me more information on full house on Netflix when it premiers.

  3. This attractive, now more than ever it gives me excitement and loved very much. It will always be in my heart!

  4. Jeffcoat says:

    you should get the Olsen twins sister Elizabeth if they don’t want to return to play their character.

  5. Lindsey says:

    Well, you only need ONE of the Olsen twins to return, the only reason that they needed two was because they weren’t the proper age. But if they don’t return, they can just make a storyline for the role of Michelle, like……………..
    Michelle grew up to be a model, and currently lives in Paris pursuing her dreams.
    Bob Saget wouldn’t be a good idea on the show, you should’ve heard his mouth! lol
    I’d like to see Candace and Jodie’s appearance, and don’t forget John, Lori, & Dave.
    Let’s hope this isn’t a rumor, cause I’ve been looking forward to this for quite a while.

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  7. Matthew Murray says:

    Reunion show without the twins and Bob Saget doesn’t seem right!

  8. ashley says:

    when I heard of this I was really excited BUT reading this now just sounds like a big pile of disappointment.

  9. Faith Andrews May says:

    Can’t wait til it airs.Would be nice if the twins showed.It won’t be the same without them.They stole the show. It may take just short of a miracle.

  10. Tony says:

    I now I am only 9 but I love full house and I can’t wait for fuller house

  11. Rob says:

    How would you use Mary-Kate and Ashley? They both played Michelle, so you really only need one of them.

  12. dibaby1970 says:

    Cast the Olsen twin’s younger sister Lizzy to play Michelle. She’d do a better job anyway
    Mary-Kate and Ashley are too bizarre to play any kind of normal. Lizzy did a coming of age movie with Dakota Fanning and she was amazingly good. I believe it’s called “Very Good Girls”.. anyway, I think she’d make a great Michelle Tanner, isn’t stinking rich like her older sisters, likes, and wants to act, and she could play the character of Michelle much better than Mary-Freak and Ghastly.

  13. Bill B. says:

    This is going to be embarrassing.

  14. Kelly Coley says:

    i am 51 and still watch the reruns. This is the best since ice cream!

  15. Kyle says:


  16. Matt says:

    This is a bad idea.

  17. CRB says:

    so… basically the same exact premise as the original, but with a gender flip? not to mention DJ, the oldest daughter having a son (the oldest, natch) named JD? right. I think I’ll just stick to watching Orange is the New Black and reruns of Daria.

  18. Joeann says:

    Superb, what a blog it is! This website provides
    valuable information to us, keep it up.

  19. When he said Kimmy Gibler my heart skipped a beat. Let’s do this.

    • Nikki worm says:

      HA, when I heard kimmy Gibler I was thinking, I’m out!
      Actually, I’m looking forward to it, she was just my least fav character.

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