ABC’s popular family sitcom, “Full House,” could be returning to television along with some of its original cast members, TV Guide magazine reported Tuesday. The Jeff Franklin-created sitcom aired from September 1987 through May 1995.
According to reports, the popularity of the sitcom, which still airs repeat shows on the Nick at Nite network with strong ratings, may have led Warner Bros. Entertainment to consider a comeback series for the iconic show. The show’s primetime average viewership was 1.5 million this year, which is about 7 percent more than last year, Fox News reported, citing Nick at Night. The show was reportedly cancelled by ABC in the mid-90s after it became expensive to continue producing the series.
The new show will be headed by John Stamos, who played Jesse Katsopolis, and also has an ownership stake in the show, TV Guide reported. The new version will reportedly be written by Franklin, while executive director Bob Boyett will also be on board, but it is unclear if the series will pick up where it left off as a sequel or get a full reboot.
Former stars Candace Cameron-Bure (D. J. Tanner), Jodie Sweetin (Stephanie) and Andrea Barber (Kimmy Gibbler) will reportedly appear on the show, while Bob Saget (Danny) and David Alan Coulier (Joey Gladstone) will also be associated with the project in some way. However, it was not known if the Olsen twins -- Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley -- who played Michelle on the sitcom, will be part of the new “Full House."
"We're sort of working on a twist on a sequel. But we don't know if it's going to happen yet or not," Stamos had reportedly said, during an appearance on “Watch What Happens: Live” last year.
In July, the cast members of “Full House” reunited at Coulier and his longtime partner Melissa Bring’s wedding ceremony.