By: Zenab Saeed ~Staff Writer~
As the theme song of the popular ABC sitcom “Full House” asked, “Whatever happened to predictability — the milkman, the paperboy, evening TV?”
Although the milkman and paperboy are still in question, evening TV is looking brighter: “Full House” is set to return for a 13-episode sequel series that will air on Netflix in 2016. The show will be produced by Miller-Boyett Productions and Jeff Franklin Productions in association with Warner Horizon Television for Netflix.
The original sitcom, which aired for eight seasons from 1987 to 1995, chronicled the life of widowed father Danny Tanner, played by Bob Saget, as he raised his three daughters, played by Candace Camerone-Bure, Jodie Sweetin and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen with the help of his brother-in-law Jesse Katsopolis, played by John Stamos, and best friend Joey Gladstone, played by Dave Coulier. Though rumors and plans for a revival show have caused frenzy and excitement among devoted “Full House” fans for some time, Stamos officially announced the spinoff series on April 20 on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
Stamos, who will reprise his role of Uncle Jesse as a guest star, is set to produce the sequel titled “Fuller House,” which he has been planning for years. Jeff Franklin, the creator of the original series, will oversee the show.
“Fuller House” will feature a storyline similar to that of its original series: it will center on the life of Cameron-Bure’s pregnant and recently widowed character D.J. Tanner, who enlists her little sister, Stephanie, who is an aspiring musician and her best friend Kimmy Gibbler to help in raising her two sons.
Jodie Sweetin and Andrea Barber are both set to reprise their roles as Stephanie and Kimmy, respectively. According to Netflix, discussions with Saget, the Olsens, Coulier, Lori Loughlin and other original “Full House” cast members are ongoing.