One of the most rerun television shows of its generation, "Full House" continues to share the beloved story of the popular San Francisco family across the nation.
The warmhearted comedy about a widower raising his young daughters with the help of his brother-in-law and best friend aired on ABC from 1987-95, and has run almost perpetually since then in syndication around the world.
Tonight, Netflix is bringing the Tanner family back to town in a spin-off of the hit ‘90s sitcom.
With almost all the original cast members returning to the screen, "Fuller House" has created quite a buzz in Hollywood.
The follow-up series with a deliberately retro aesthetic follows Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin) and Kimmy (Andrea Barber) as they come together to help DJ (Candace Cameron Bure) raise her three sons. Danny (Bob Saget), Jesse (John Stamos), Joey (Dave Coulier), and Becky (Lori Loughlin) will also guest star in select episodes of the show. Even DJ’s old love interest, Steve (Scott Weinger) and Jesse and Becky’s twin sons, Nicky and Alex (Blake and Dylan Tuomy-Wilhoit) will make an appearance.
Original producer Jeff Franklin was the mastermind behind "Full House," and decided to create the spin-off series after much deliberation with cast members, especially Stamos. Recognizing and appreciating the large "Full House" fan base, Franklin decided to give the new show a chance.
"There’s three generations of ‘Full House’ fans," Franklin said in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. "It has a huge audience of children, teens and then there’s the moms and dads who grew up watching the show that now have kids of their own, and there’s even a grandparent generation."
Child stars and identical twins Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen became famous for their shared role as the adorable Michelle Tanner. As of now, the sisters have not agreed to appear in "Fuller House," but both cast members and fans remain hopeful for the future. Franklin has repeatedly said "the door is always open."
Due to "Full House’s" overwhelming success, the cast predicts a high view count for "Fuller House."
"This is why ‘Full House’ has stood the test of time," said Bure in an interview with New York Daily News. "It’s classic."
Bure compares the continuing popularity of "Full House" with the timelessness of "I Love Lucy" and "The Brady Bunch."
"I can watch those episodes with my kids over and over again—fun, laughable comedy is always enjoyable," Bure
Stamos was the one who continuously pushed "Fuller House" forward and helped to get it off the ground. He was on board before most of the original cast members confirmed they would return for the spinoff, at least for an episode or two.
Stamos believes the closeness between the cast on and off screen is what made the world fall in love with the sitcom.
"We never stopped loving each other," Stamos said in an interview with People. "That magic you saw? It’s still there because it never stopped from the day that we ended the
Tune into Netflix tonight, to watch the newest generation of "Full House" brought to life.