Full House's Cast and Producers Are Mulling a Revival

Could a Full House return be in the works? The family sitcom, which aired on ABC from 1987 to 1995, is still a ratings juggernaut via repeats on Nick at Nite. Now Warner Bros. TV is mulling a new take on Full House, with some of the original cast intact.

Leading the charge is John Stamos (Uncle Jesse) — who has an ownership stake in the show, which gives him good reason to champion the new series. Original executive producer Bob Boyett and creator Jeff Franklin (who's writing the new version) are actively involved. Candace Cameron Bure (D.J.), Jodie Sweetin (Stephanie) and Andrea Barber (Kimmy) are on board, while Bob Saget (Danny) and Dave Coulier (Joey) are also involved in some way.

The cast has remained tight-knit and some of the actors have let it slip in the past that they'd like to see Full House return. Stamos, Coulier and Saget appeared in a yogurt commercial earlier this year, and also showed up on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon dressed as their Full House characters. Appearing on Bravo's Watch What Happens Live this past winter, Stamos hinted that a Full House revisit was being pondered: "We're sort of working on a twist on a sequel," he told host Andy Cohen. "But we don't know if it's going to happen yet or not." In 2009, Stamos also told the press that a Full House movie had been developed.

But another comedy from ABC's family-friendly "TGIF" lineup, Boy Meets World, was recently revived on Disney Channel as Girl Meets World. Such a revival would make perfect sense given the timeless popularity of Full House. According to Nick at Nite, repeats of the show in primetime average 1.5 million viewers, up 7 percent from last year. Episodes are also average a 0.4 rating in the key 18-49 demo, up 8 percent from a year ago. The show even has a healthy teen fan base, a demo that wasn't even born when the show ended.

Full House was routinely a Top 25 show during its original run, but ABC canceled it in 1995 as the sitcom became too expensive to continue and tastes changed. Staffers offered to cut their pay in order to keep the show going, but to no avail.

Insiders say the studio pitched a Full House revival last year that would have been set up like FX's Anger Management, in which the network that airs it must pick up a 90-episode slate (produced at an accelerated pace) if the initial 10 episodes hit a certain rating. Ultimately that idea didn't pan out, but as new generations continue to discover Full House, there's no doubt a reboot would generate loads of interest.


This article originally appears on TV Guide.com.

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Aug 26, 2014
Please make the new version more realistic. Everyone could probably hear Uncle Jesse having sex with each of those women he brought home. Uncle Joey would probably be on some sort of watch list by having all those toys & being so involved with children's shows. The layout of the house made no sense with the long & tall staircase, the living room being so big, the door to the attic being on a landing below the second floor, and converting a garage to a living area when 3 or 4 of the people in the house have cars in the middle of a city. Contrary to what was shown in some episodes, the backyard probably wouldn't be large or accessible enough to park a car in and there probably wouldn't be much of a driveway to (re)cement.

I wish production staff & set designers would get the measurements of the houses they use for exteriors shows & use realistic fictional interior layouts based on them and placement of doors & windows.
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Aug 27, 2014
they knew but it was easier to film. just like every college dorm in tv or movies is usually laughable compare to real life.
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Aug 26, 2014
I've actually seen every Full House episode and know every episode by heart. I've been watching reruns since late 2000 and the episode scripts have been stuck in my mind since then lol.

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Aug 26, 2014
This could be...interesting. What about Lori Loughlin? She's been doing that When Calls the Heart Hallmark channel series and is set to start another for them. Also, there was a wedding recently for one of the actors that all, but Loughlin (apparently), attended.

I barely remember the series even though I watched it, so not sure this as a series is a good idea, but don't think it an awful one.

How about a Family Matters reunion? Could you imagine Jaleel White as Urkel now?
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Aug 26, 2014
I'd definitely be up for a Family Matters reunion.I always that Jaleel White was under appreciated for his comedic timing and talent on the show.
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Aug 27, 2014
The thing is, he's not the scrawny, geeky kid he was now. It's be interesting how they, or White, would handle that. It seems most of his work in recent years is more serious, as he may not be the goofy kid he once was. Even his Psyche appearance was kind of low-key and boring. He may have grown too out of Urkel to play him as an adult now.
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Aug 26, 2014
Oh Wow. Im not sure about this, I watched this all the time as a kid...and wow I can't believe this is actually being developed. Wonder about the Olsen twins if they'll return to play Michelle. Or just one of them maybe?
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Aug 26, 2014
I heard about a revival a while back. And then I heard it was all a hoax.

Well, if this "revival" is true, hopefully the jokes will be better.
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Aug 26, 2014
Hey it worked for Girl Meets World why not a Full House Revival show! I would defiantly watch it!
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Aug 26, 2014
I have never seen the show, was it good enough to warrant this?
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Aug 26, 2014
The show will grow on you. That's all I can tell you.
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Aug 26, 2014
Ok, so what about a person that didn't really watch TV in the 80's and 90's and only really knows this era's sitcoms?
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Aug 26, 2014
I suppose so.
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Aug 26, 2014
um..."Good enough"...sure, maybe. Is it a good idea? Perhaps in theory. Should actual fans of the show hold their breath on the quality of this reboot? Most definitely
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Aug 26, 2014
it was okay when the kids on the show were younger. The catchphrases were a little annoying. Between little Michelle's 'You got it Dude', Joey's, Cut.It.Out (including the hand gesture), and Stephanie's "How Rude!" it just became too much especially when the girls got older and they were still using them. Also like any show back then it touched on a few relevant topics, drinking, eating disorders, loss of a parent, relationships.... All I can suggest is catch a few repeats if you can and decide for yourself.
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Aug 26, 2014
It was a hit show when it was on and it seems like it's still generating good ratings in reruns so it could be worth it.
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