Story by Megan Sarnacki
Everywhere you look, Full House fans are anxiously waiting for more details about the upcoming spin-off Fuller House. What will the television show be about and when will it take place? Who will be moving into the series?
If you are unaware of the series Full House, it was a sitcom that aired for eight seasons and 192 episodes from 1987 to 1995. The show centered on Danny Tanner (Bob Saget), a widowed father who asked his brother-in-law Jesse Katsopolis (John Stamos) and best friend Joey Gladstone (Dave Coulier) to move into his home and help him raise his three daughters, D.J. (Candace Cameron Bure), Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin), and Michelle (Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen). This unique sitcom focused on issues concerning the children and adults, making it a show for the whole family. While Full House had its share of life lessons, there were also numerous jokes, catchphrases, and crazy adventures to accompany them.
Recently, Netflix confirmed thirteen episodes for a first season, which will be released in 2016. In the new spin-off, D.J. Tanner is now the widowed mother who has her best friend Kimmy Gibbler (Andrea Barber) and sister Stephanie move in with her to help raise her children. Gibbler will also play a mother and Stephanie will play an ambitious musician. Sounds familiar? Bure explained that D.J.’s married name is Fuller, hence Fuller House.
So, all the Steve fans can stay calm for right now because he will not be playing her late husband. It is not known yet if Scott Weinger, also known as D.J.’s boyfriend Steve, will be involved in the series yet.
While the first episode will serve as a hour-long reunion, the rest of the episodes will spin-off to develop into its own series. Stamos has agreed to make an appearance, along with being an executive producer. But what about his wife? No worries, Lori Loughlin has confirmed that she will be reprising her role as Aunt Becky. Coulier and Saget have also agreed to be a part of the show. Full House’s creator, Jeff Franklin, is on board for writing and producing. With the most recent announcement of Saget returning, Stamos tweeted that Saget “completes the perfect reunion.”
A perfect reunion? You may be wondering about sweet, yet hilarious, little Michelle. During the series, the Olsen twins took turns being the “you got it dude” Michelle Tanner. Unfortunately, both of the actresses-turned-fashion-designers will not be returning to make an appearance.
Right now, Fuller House has a good turn out for a reunion episode, but how will the actual series span out? Can the spin-off exceed the original? Probably not, but fans can only hope that it will share a similar ambiance and heart as the beloved Full House, without imitating it.
Megan Sarnacki is a sophomore. She is interested in digital media and other fields of entertainment. She enjoys traveling, exercising, binge-watching Netflix, and spending time with family and friends.