Back in August, we reported that a reboot of the 1980s sitcom classic Full House was in the works, with original series creator Jeff Franklin writing the script. Today, TV Line reports that Netflix is reportedly very close to issuing a full season order for the series, entitled Fuller House. The show will be a continuation of the original series which will star Candace Cameron Bure as DJ and Andrea Barber as her best friend, Kimmy Gibbler.
Original Full House stars John Stamos, Bob Saget and Dave Coulier are being eyed to come back as guest stars, with John Stamos also serving as a producer. Jeff Franklin is shepherding the project and will executive produce alongside Thomas L. Miller and Robert L. Boyett, who executive produced the original Full House. Both Netflix and Warner Bros. Television would not comment on the story. Full House, which also starred Jodie Sweetin, Mary-Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen and Lori Loughlin, ran for eight seasons between 1987 and 1995.
Our report from August revealed that Full House still does quite well in syndication on the Nick at Nite network, averaging 1.7 million viewers per episode, which is up 7% from the previous year. Another show that aired in ABC's "TGIF" lineup, Boy Meets World, received its own new continuation series, Girl Meets World, which was renewed for a second season on Disney XD. Full House is just the latest in a growing trend of 1980s and 1990s TV shows coming back to the small screen, including NBC's Coach, Fox's The X-Files and Showtime's Twin Peaks.