Ready for a“Full House” reunion? You got it, dude! A revamped version of the beloved 1990s series is in the works, according to a report on Tuesday from TV Guide. And the proposed small screen reboot will even include several members of the original cast.
In addition to original executive producer Bob Boyett and writer/creator Jeff Franklin, the new series is slated to include Candace Cameron Bure (D.J. Tanner), Jodie Sweetin (Stephanie Tanner), Andrea Barber (Kimmy Gibbler), Bob Saget (Danny Tanner) Dave Coulier (Uncle Joey), and yes, John Stamos (Uncle Jesse).
Stamos, who is said to be spearheading the project, has an ownership stake in the series, and he has hinted at a “Full House” reunion in the past. Earlier this year, the actor told The New York Post’s Page Six, “We’ve said no to every sort of reunion. Lately there’s one that we sort of are gravitating towards. It’s not a complete reunion, but a twist. If we can get it done right . . . then we will do it.” Stamos wouldn’t confirm if Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen would be a part of any type of reunion, saying, “I don’t know who is involved yet. I think I’m involved.”
The Olsen twins may be out, but in a more disturbing twist, could Stamos’s once happily married Uncle Jesse return as a single man? During an interview with “Good Morning America” earlier this year, actress Lori Loughlin, who played Jesse’s wife, Becky, on the original series, was asked about a possible “Full House" reunion, and she said, “Sometimes I think things are better off just left the way they are.”
Mini “Full House” reunions have popped up since the sitcom’s cancellation in 1995. Stamos, Saget and Coulier teamed up for a Dannon Oikos Yogurt commercial during the 2014 Super Bowl, and the trio also appeared together on Jimmy Fallon’s late night show. And Barber turned up to support her childhood BFF when Cameron Bure competed on “Dancing With the Stars” earlier this year.
But Stamos has been dropping hints about a full on “Full House” reunion of sorts since January. During that “Watch What Happens Live” appearance, he revealed, “The legacy is so important to us. Every year, it gets deeper and more meaningful and important to everybody. We just have to do it right."