Jesse and the Rippers fans, rejoice! It appears that new episodes of Full House may be on the way, as Warner Bros. Television is reportedly in the early stages of putting together a Full House revival. The popular (and adorable) sitcom ran from 1987 to 1995 on ABC, teaching invaluable life lessons with equal amounts heart and humor thanks to Uncle Jesse, Uncle Joey, and of course Mr. Woodchuck. Aside from Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, the cast has remained close-knit since the show went off the air and has been vocal about their willingness to return. Bob Saget, John Stamos, and Dave Coulier even reprised their characters earlier this year on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and so it comes as little surprise that much of the main cast is in talks to return for this Full House revival. More after the jump.
News of this Full House revival was first reported by TV Guide, with THR confirming that Warner Bros. Television is developing a further iteration of the sitcom with Stamos, executive producer Bob Boyett, and series creator Jeff Franklin leading the charge. Franklin is writing this new version of the series with Candace Cameron-Bure, Jodie Sweetin, and Andrea Barber (the infamous Kimmy Gibbler) onboard, while Saget and Coulier are involved “in some capacity”.
This revival comes as the Disney Channel recently found success in reviving the ABC sitcom Boy Meets World in sequel form with Girl Meets World, which brings back stars Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel as parents. With Cameron-Bure, Sweetin, and Barber “onboard”, one imagines this new iteration of Full House might revolve around the former teenage friends as the new central trio a la Danny, Jesse, and Joey.
Whatever comes of this Full House revival, I would certainly tune in to watch the further adventures of the Full House gang. There was an earnestness to the original series that’s now absent from the traditional network sitcom, and I’d welcome it with open arms if only as a reprieve from the barrage of cynicism and mean-spiritedness that populates most comedies nowadays (thank the Maker for Parks and Recreation).
What do you think about this news, dear readers? Would you watch more Full House with or without the Olsen twins? Should John Stamos bring back the mullet? Sound off in the comments below.