A “Full House” Reboot: Could It Happen?
“Full House” could be following in the footsteps of “Boy Meets World” with a reboot of its own. In June, “Girl Meets World” debuted on the Disney Channel and quickly became a hit, both with today’s youth and with their nostalgic parents. Two months later, the series was renewed. Now, fans everywhere are looking to keep the good times rolling with a reboot of fellow T.G.I.F. series “Full House” and, according to new reports, they may soon get their wish. Not only do “Full House” reruns continue to bring in stellar nightly ratings for Nickelodeon, but the show has also increased in viewership in the last year. Plus, the fact that “Girl Meets World” did so well in its first season is a good sign that a reboot of “Full House” would follow suit. Cast Members Returning According to an August 28 report by “TV Guide,” John Stamos is at the forefront of the potential reunion, with Warner Brothers TV right behind him. Bob Boyett and Jeff Franklin – the original executive producers – are “actively involved,” as well. Expected to return to the series are Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweetin, Andrea Barber, Dave Coulier and Bob Saget, which isn’t surprising. Typically, when the cast reunites, these are the cast members involved. Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen are rarely seen with any of their former cast members, but united briefly with Saget during an event in 2010. Because of the Olsen Twins’ distance from the show, a full cast return is unlikely, but with all remaining members seemingly on board, this is something that could really work. In January, Bure revealed she’d be on board with a “Full House” reunion during an appearance on “Good Morning America”: “Everyone talks about it and we’ve all talked about it,” she said. “Who knows? It’d be really fun. I’ve always said I’d be up for it if it happens. In April, Saget spoke of the series in an interview with “People”: “All I have is love for the thing,” he said of the show. “Not, oh my god, I had to play that guy. The show worked because we’re on every night of the week right now. People learn English from ‘Full House.’” Also in January, Saget, Stamos and Coulier created a “Full House”-inspired bedtime scene on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” and appeared on “Watch What Happens Live,” where Stamos teased of a “Full House” return. “We’re sort of working on a twist on a sequel,” Stamos said. “But we don’t know if it’s going to happen yet or not.” The Family Storyline Whether the series follows the cast as they were, living together in San Francisco with Kimmy Gibler next door, or branch off in the way “Girl Meets World” has done with an entirely new storyline, chances are it will be a success. Perhaps the most logical approach would be to keep the show as-is, just 20 years later. This would entice fans to catch up with the Tanner family and see where their lives have taken them. If we’d have to guess, we’d say the Tanners would be living in close proximity of one another, but not together. Sure, when you think Tanners, you think of a full house and tons of hugs, but let’s be honest here. Twenty years is a long time, and things are bound to change. If I had to guess, D.J. married her high school sweetheart, Steve, and Stephanie found her dream surfer “dude.” We’d imagine Uncle Jesse and Aunt Becky are still married and as a hot of a couple as ever. Have mercy! Uncle Joey is telling jokes and living his dream of being a top comedian. Danny Tanner is still hosting “Wake Up San Francisco” with Becky at his side. And although his daughters are no longer living with him, the “Full House” house is the gathering place for the family and their friends. Kimmy Gibbler probably lives next to D.J. but it’s hard to think of Gibbler in the typical marriage, so perhaps she’s still single and focused on some sort of odd career. An All Boys Club Another possible approach would be to focus on the three men — Danny, Jesse and Joey. These guys have an amazing relationship off-screen, so it would be interesting to seem them working together on-screen once again. Perhaps the girls are off living somewhere else as adults, so the new story follows what happens in the house after parenting. I think it would be fun to see the three men in some sort of “Three Men and a Baby” scenario, maybe with one of the daughter’s children. Producers could even use the story line idea as a way of incorporating Michelle into the show. Because the Olsens won’t be a part of the series, they could have the men raising her child or children. What do you think of the potential return of “Full House?”
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