Revivals of televisions beloved Full House and Gilmore Girls are heading to Netflix! Following John Stamos’s announcement on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Netflix confirmed the revival of the family sitcom, Full House, on April 20, 2015. Also in negotiation with Netflix is the revival of the unforgettable Gilmore Girls. Full House is definitely coming to the small screen, but Gilmore Girls is still in the works. Read below for more details about the restorations of these two memorable series.
With the definite confirmation of the pickup sequel to Full House announced, many are wondering what the show will be based on. The original cast members Candace Cameron-Bure (D.J. Tanner), Jodie Sweetin (Stephanie Tanner), Andrea Barber (Kimmy Gibbler), Bob Saget (Danny Tanner), John Stamos (Jesse Katsopolis), Lori Loughlin (Rebecca), and Dave Couiler (Joey) will be returning in the new show Fuller House. John Stamos, as Jesse Katsopolis, will be scheduled as a guest star and will act as a producer. As for Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen (Michelle Tanner), the twins are still under consideration on whether or not they’ll be around. This was as of July of 2015, and no further information has been released. When it comes to the plot of Fuller House, the show is said to revolve around pregnant and recently widowed D.J. Tanner-Fuller (Candace Cameron-Bure). Stephanie, now an aspiring musician, and single mother Kimmy both move in to help take care of D.J’s two boys and her soon to arrive baby. Fuller House will premiere on Netflix in 2016 and will consist of thirteen episodes.
Gilmore Girls is also looking to be revived by Netflix. According to multiple sources, Netflix is looking to produce four ninety- minute movies instead of a ten-episode series. According to CNN, “Gilmore Girls initially ran for seven seasons and 153 episodes, six of those under Amy Sherman-Palladino before she decided to leave following a contract dispute with the studio”. Not only will this Netflix revival bring loads of attention, but it would also allow Sherman-Palladino to return to her own series and have the final word. Many of the original actors are in talks to return, but Melissa McCarthy is not expected to be one of them. Since Gilmore Girls ended in 2007, McCarthy’s career has been over the moon. Even though this potential revival is not yet finalized, one insider says that the production would start early next year.
With Fuller House approaching and the potential revival of Gilmore Girls on the way, it will be interesting to see how the world reacts to these beloved shows returning.