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Netflix “ThisClose” to Ordering Full House Reunion Series Fuller House



Following talk going back to last summer, TVLine recently got word that Netflix is “thisclose” to ordering Fuller House, a 13-episode multi-cam series following the adult lives of DJ Tanner (played by Candace Cameron Bure) and her BFF, Kimmy Gibbler (Andrea Barber). And my first question is: shouldn’t it be More Full House? House That is More Full? 

My second question is: Do we really need this to exist? After all, Full House was never the best show. Even at the time, we all kinda knew the show was cheesy and bad – but it was a different time for television, and cheesy and bad was the norm in the 80s/early 90s.

The original creators are apparently on board as well, with Uncle Jesse (aka John Stamos) on as a producer; and there will be cameos from some of the original cast:

Fellow Full House vets John Stamos, Bob Saget and Dave Coulier are being eyed to make guest appearances, with Stamos having a producer role, as well. The project is being shepherded by the original show’s creator, Jeff Franklin, who will exec-produce alongside Thomas L. Miller and Robert L. Boyett (both of whom also EP’d the original).

Girl Meets World – another spin-off of a classic show, Boy Meets World – seems to be doing well. However, that’s on the Disney Channel, a venue where “cheesy and bad” is OK, because the programming is geared toward a younger audience. This is gonna be on Netflix, home of Arrested Development, House of Cards, and Orange is the New Black. So, I’m curious as to how this is going to be marketed. If it’s marketed to a younger audience, that younger audience might not care about the adult lives of DJ Tanner and Kimmy Gibbler (though this pitch makes us feel they should), so the show may focus on their kids and how they interact.

Personally, I would love to see Fuller House play with its dubious place in pop culture history, poking fun at things like Sad Full House and Full House Reviewed. It can still be a family show, but I think today’s viewers can handle more of an edge. After all, today’s audience also knows that Bob Saget is a potty-mouthed comedian who tells a filthy version of The Aristocrats joke. Anywho, time will tell. It’ll either be a funny surprise, or an entertaining train wreck. Either way, we’ll likely binge-watch it.

But if Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen don’t make at least one appearance – perhaps in a dream sequence in which Michelle is actually twins – I quit.

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