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Oh Heck Yes! The Return of “Full House”


Uncle Jesse (perhaps better known as John Stamos to those of you born after the Reagan era) is getting some support in his lengthy campaign to bring the Tanner clan back to the small screen.

Warner Bros. is tinkering with the idea of reviving Full House for a new generation of Americans, TV Guide said Tuesday. And chew on this: Hollywood suits have already convinced some of the original cast set to return for the proposed rebooted version of the ABC classic.

Talks for a proposed remake of Full House, including a feature film, have fallen through at least twice in the past decade.

(Danny, Jesse and Joey have been forced to settle for skits with Jimmy Fallon instead.)

This despite the efforts of Stamos, who appeared in the family comedy from its premiere in 1987 until the series finale in 1995.

Uncle Jesse is once again at the forefront of the plan to revive Full House. The trade paper writes: “leading the charge” to bring the show back, and points out that he also has an ownership stake in the show that would see him reap substantial financial rewards if a successful revival could be mounted. In addition, original Full House exec producer Bob Bovett and series creator Jeff Franklin are already onboard, as are Candace Cameron Bure (D.J.), Jodie Sweetin (Stephanie) and Andrea Barber (Kimmy Gibbler). Meanwhile, stars Bob Saget and Dave Coulier will also have some involvement (it seems highly unlikely that either Mary Kate or Ashley Olsen will return, given the twins are now gazillionaire fashion designers)…”

Insiders close to talks to find Full House a new television home point out that reruns of the series continue to be attract hit ratings for Nickelodeon’s Nick at Nite format and the recent Boy Meets World spinoff Girl Meets World indicates the time is ripe for the return.

What say you? Should the TV-Powers-That-Be let sleeping Tanners lie?


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