John Stamos is back where he belongs – on ABC. The former “Full House” star has nabbed a guest starring role on the network’s upcoming musical fantasy series, “Galavant.” On Thursday, TV Guide revealed that the hunky 50-year-old actor will play a dashing knight who is a rival of the title character (played by Joshua Sasse). There will even be a jousting scene! Stamos will appear in at least one episode of the fairytale series, with the possibility for his character to recur.
Stamos has had a steady TV career since his breakout role as “Full House” fave Uncle Jesse Katsopolis ended in 1995. While fans of the popular star had high hopes for his starring role in the short-lived “Jake in Progress” (2005), Stamos has steadily peppered his resume with TV movies and a several long-term small screen stints, like his role on “ER” as Dr. Tony Gates.
While he’s more recently appeared in shows like “The New Normal” and “Necessary Roughness,” one of the actor’s most iconic TV guests stints was on “Glee,” where he famously sang the “Rocky Horror Picture Show” classic "Hot Patootie -- Bless My Soul” on a 2010 episode of the hit Fox series.
At the time, the actor told Entertainment Weekly that the original script had him singing a very different type of tune. “I was supposed to be doing ‘Sweet Transvestite,’ but I think the network saw the script and was like, ‘Stamos in fish nets? It’s too soon!’ So they switched it up. I was bummed, because I wanted to play that part,” he said.
Speaking of singing, he’ll do a bit of that in “Galavant,” but this knight in shining armor probably won’t be sporting fishnets. The show’s executive producer, Dan Fogelman, told ABC News that Stamos’s character is “funny as hell, and he sings, and he looks like Lancelot wishes he looked.”
John Stamos will begin filming “Galavant” next month in Bristol, England, and if Fogelman has his way the stint will definitely turn into a major story arc. All we can say is, have mercy! And stay tuned.
“Galavant” will premiere in the 2014-15 season as a mid-season fill-in for ABC’s “Once Upon a Time.”