Full House May Be Returning to Television After 20 Years

Full House Revival

Have you been dying for Full House to come back on the air since the beloved sitcom ended 20 years ago? Well, you just may get it, dude. According to TVGuide.com, who first reported the news, a revival of the 80’s/90’s ABC comedy is apparently in the works with John Stamos, most famous for playing Uncle Jesse on Full House, leading the charge for the show’s return, due to a fact that he has “ownership stake” in it. Also reportedly attached to the Full House revival are Candace Cameron (D.J.), Jodie Sweetin (Stephanie), and Andrea Barber (Kimmy Gibbler), while Bog Saget (Danny) and Dave Coulier (Joey), although not committed to the return of the series, have supposedly shown interest.

The Full House revival, if it were to happen, would be written by the series original creator Jeff Franklin for Warner Bros. Television. Bob Boyett will also executive produce alongside of Franklin.

Although a Full House‘s return to television was also rumored last year, the plan never came to fruition. Those who were behind the series back then tried to negotiate a deal with a proposed network partner that would have been similar to what Charlie Sheen’s Anger Management had with FX, meaning that whatever network was looking to revive Full House would have had to air the show’s first 10 episodes and, if those episodes had provided certain ratings, then had to pick up Full House for 90 additional episodes, which would have been produced at an accelerated rate.

What has most likely made reviving Full House a more appealing option for television networks has been the successful return of another TGIF sitcom, Boy Meets World. The original show’s new spin-off series, Girl Meets World, which focuses on Cory and Topanga’s daughter, Riley and her friend Maya,  premiered on Disney Channel this June and has already been renewed for season two.

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Chris is the Managing Editor of TVOvermind. A graduate of Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, where he majored in English and Film, he has been writing for TVOvermind for over two years and has written about several different television shows, such as New Girl, Breaking Bad, Glee, and Homeland. Contact him through Twitter (@ckinger13) or email (chris@tvovermind.com).
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