‘Full House’ revival set to air on Netflix

WASHINGTON — Uncle Jesse broke the news on Jimmy Kimmel Live — a revival of the popular situation comedy “Full House” is coming to Netflix.

Netflix ordered 13 episodes of the new comedy, which will star many of the characters in the ABC family comedy of the late 1980s and early 1990s.

John Stamos, who played Jesse Katsopolis told Kimmel Monday night that the spinoff will star Candace Cameron-Bure, as D.J., with Jodie Sweetin as sister Stephanie Tanner, and Andrea Barber, as their neighbor Kimmy Gibbler.

After Stamos’ announcement, Netflix provided more details of the new series, with Full House creator Jeff Franklin serving as executive producer.  Stamos will be a producer and guest star.

According to the statement from Netflix, “Fuller House,” will echo the original’s extended family story line.

When the show premieres in 2016, viewers will find “veterinarian D.J. Tanner-Fuller pregnant and recently widowed, living in San Francisco. D.J.’s younger sister/aspiring musician Stephanie Tanner and D.J.’s lifelong best friend/fellow single mother Kimmy Gibbler, along with Kimmy’s feisty teenage daughter Ramone, all move in to help take care of D.J.’s two boys — the rebellious 12-year-old J.D. and neurotic 7-year-old Max — and her soon-to-arrive baby.”

Stamos said the plan is to have a reunion of original stars when “Fuller House” begins, but it’s unclear who will participate in the other 12 episodes.

Netflix says it’s in discussions with other Full House stars, including Bob Saget, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Dave Coulier, and Lori Loughlin about participating in the new show.

Watch John Stamos announce the 13-episode revival on Jimmy Kimmel Live.


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Neal Augenstein

Neal Augenstein has been a reporter at WTOP since 1997. Through the years, Neal has covered many of the crimes and trials that have gripped the region. Neal's been pleased to receive awards over the years for hard news, feature reporting, use of sound and sports.

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