Anyone who grew up during the 1990s went crazy last night when a rumor that John Stamos and the original producers of Full House were interested in reviving the beloved show. However, considering past comments from Bob Saget, expectations for a full reunion should be kept low.
Saget told People magazine back in April that not every member of the Tanner family would be interested in coming back if a reunion were to happen.
“Not everybody would want to do it. Maybe two-thirds of the cast would want to,” the comedian told the magazine at the time. He said that Stamos is a “good guy” who could revive Full House if he wants to, but, “There’s some stuff going on, I don’t get involved in it, where people were trying to put some energy into it … [But] I don’t think it will happen in a way that it would be everybody.”
As we reported late Tuesday, executive producer Bob Boyett and creator Jeff Franklin are interested in Stamos’ plan to bring the show back. TV Guide reported that actresses Candace Cameron Bure, Andrea Barber and Jodie Sweetin all want to come back as well.
The reports did note that Saget and Dave Coulier aren’t completely on board just yet. TV Guide said they would be involved in some way, though. Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen weren’t even mentioned in the reports, so it’s pretty obvious that they are too busy with their fashion interests to do it. Lori Loughlin is also busy with a Hallmark Channel series, When Calls the Heart.
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Back in April, Saget said that if the reunion happened five years ago, he would have been on it immediately. “Five years ago, I said, ‘Hey, everybody looks pretty good. I kinda still look okay. We should hurry,’” he said.
The popular Full House ran on ABC from 1987 to 1995 and reruns of the show still draw viewers looking for a little slice of nostalgia.
One of the curious parts of the TV Guide report is that it revealed that Warner Bros. TV had pitched a Full House revival that would have followed the format Tyler Perry’s shows and Anger Management used. In that system, a network orders 10 episodes and, if they reach a certain ratings threshold, the network goes “all in” and orders 90 more.
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Daniel S Levine is a longtime movie fan and a graduate of Hoftsra University.