×

‘Full House’ Revival May Be in the Works

“Have mercy!” Is “Full House” really coming back to TV? According to sources, a revival of the ’90s ratings darling is in the early stages of development.

While nothing is set in stone, there’s been talks at Warner Bros. Television about bringing back the sitcom, and some of its original cast, for a revival nearly 20 years after the long-running ABC show had its finale. Cast member John Stamos is reportedly spearheading the idea, along with original series creator Jeff Franklin and executive producer Bob Boyett.

SEE ALSO: Best Moments from the Emmy Awards

It’s little wonder why Warner Bros. would want to bring back “Full House.” Nick at Nite reports that its primetime repeats of the show average 1.5 million viewers, pulling in fans that are too young to remember (or weren’t even born during) the show’s original run from 1987-95.

“Full House” was a front-runner on ABC’s TGIF lineup, and it would only be the most recent show from the Friday night ’90s staple to make a comeback. “Boy Meets World,” which built up a cult following that lasted well past the sitcom’s end in 2000, was recently revived for a spinoff. Original cast members Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel came back for the Disney Channel’s “Girl Meets World.” It brought in strong ratings for the channel, which may have spurred conversations for “Full House.”

SEE ALSO: The Biggest Emmy Snubs and Surprises

This wouldn’t be the first time the cast has reunited for TV. Male leads Stamos, Dave Coulier and Bob Saget came together for a yogurt commercial that aired during the Super Bowl, and Stamos and Saget appeared together for a Funny or Die skit.

Stamos recently hinted at the possibility of a revival, appearing on Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live” and commenting, “We’re sort of working on a twist on a sequel.”

CBS is also attempting to cash in on a favorite comedy of the past. The Eye is reviving sitcom “The Odd Couple,” which originally ran from 1970-75 on ABC, with Matthew Perry and Thomas Lennon set to star. ABC previously revived the comedy in 1982 with “The New Odd Couple,” though it only lasted one season.

Along with Stamos, Saget and Coulier, “Full House” also starred Candace Cameron, Jodie Sweetin, Mary-Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen, Lori Loughlin, Andrea Barber and Scott Weinger.

TV Guide Magazine first reported the “Full House” news.

Popular on Variety

More TV

  • Kate del castillo

    Kate del Castillo Signs Development Deal with Endemol Shine Boomdog (EXCLUSIVE)

    Endemol Shine Boomdog, the Mexico City-based division of Endemol Shine North America, has signed a development pact with actress Kate del Castillo and her fledgling Cholawood Productions company. Founded by Del Castillo and her partners, entertainment industry exec Carmen Cervantes and journalist Jessica Maldonado, Cholawood will be based out of Endemol Shine’s Los Angeles headquarters. [...]

  • Sharon White, chief executive of OfcomOxford

    British Broadcasters Must 'Redouble Efforts' on Diversity, Media Regulator Says

    With progress on diversity in the television workforce appearing to slow, British broadcasters must “redouble their efforts” to improve the situation across the industry, the U.K.’s media regulator said. In its third annual report into diversity and equal opportunities in the British TV sector, Ofcom said that in the past year there had been “no [...]

  • Tin Star

    Sky Studios Launches U.K. Innovation Hub in Northern England

    Sky Studios is launching a new Innovation Hub in Leeds, the northern English city that is also set to become the new headquarters of British pubcaster Channel 4. Sky Studios, the production arm of pay-TV giant Sky, said Wednesday that the new regional hub would focus on talent development, scripted partnerships and new content experiences, [...]

  • THE BACHELORETTE - "The Bachelorette: Season

    'The Bachelor': ABC Announces Leading Man For Season 24

    ABC has cast its next leading man for Season 24 of “The Bachelor.” Peter Weber has officially been named the upcoming “Bachelor.” The announcement was made Tuesday night on ABC’s “Bachelor In Paradise” reunion special. Weber appeared on Season 15 of “The Bachelorette” with Hannah Brown, ultimately becoming the second runner-up. He was a fan-favorite [...]

  • SEAL TEAM stars David Boreanaz (left),

    Showrunner John Glenn Exits 'SEAL Team' at CBS

    CBS is cutting ties with “SEAL Team” showrunner John Glenn, Variety has confirmed. Glenn joined the show for its second season, which premiered in October of last year. Christopher Chulack, Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly also executive produced. “Regarding ‘SEAL Team,’ I am proud of the work we did – and greatly enjoyed having the chance to [...]

  • NBC Campaign Aims to Reclaim Brand

    NBC Launches Campaign to Reclaim Brand Ownership of Hit Comedies (EXCLUSIVE)

    NBC is preparing a new salvo in the streaming-era TV branding wars. As audiences increasingly watch shows like “The Good Place” and “Superstore” on other platforms, the Peacock network has launched a new campaign to remind them that these are, first and foremost, NBC shows. And they’re even enlisting a real-life peacock to convey the [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content