God Help Us: Is Full House Really Coming Back To Television?

Kevin Bostic

Whatever happened to predictability? The milkman, the paperboy, and Full House on evening TV? Well, the latter disappeared in the mid-90s, but it might be on its way back. That's right, a Full House revival just might be in the works, because God has forsaken us.

It seems like everywhere you look, TV execs are taking defibrillators to the old series to bring them back to life. Boy Meets World is now back as Girl Meets World, Godzilla is curb stomping other giant monsters again, The Equalizer is balancing bullet equations once more, and now, Full House might be coming back to television. This according to a new report from TV Guide, which says that Warner Bros. TV is mulling a new take on the family-oriented sitcom.

Sources report that some of the original cast may well return for the proposed Full House revival, with John Stamos apparently "leading the charge" for Full House to return to the small screen. TV Guide says that original executive producer Bob Boyett and show creator Jeff Franklin are involved, with Franklin even writing the new version of Full House. Candace Cameron will reportedly step away from her evangelizing to come back, and Jodie Sweetin, who played Stephanie, might be out of rehab in time to film some episodes.

Meanwhile, Bob Saget, Dave Coulier, and Andrea Barber – who played Danny, Uncle Joey, and Kimmy Gibbler, respectively – are also said to be involved in the project. No word yet, though, on the Olsen Twins. Neither have we heard confirmation that Lori Laughlin is interested in reviving her role as Aunt Becky. Laughlin doesn't appear to have aged a single day since she was making Stamos' Uncle Jesse and viewers alike sigh "Have mercy."

If the revival does happen, Full House could have a tough road ahead of it as viewer tastes have shifted considerably from the saccharine sweet, laugh (track) fest's heyday. From 1987 to 1995, Full House was regularly among the top 25 shows on television as part of ABC's family-friendly "TGIF" lineup.

If they wanted to add a bit of an edge to the Full House revival, though, the showrunners wouldn't have to look much farther than the real lives of some of their stars. Candace Cameron has become more known for her devout Christianity than anything else, while on-show sister Jodie Sweetin appeared to go the other way for a while, admitting that she snorted methamphetamine at the premiere for Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's 2004 movie, New York Minute.

It practically writes itself; the pilot focuses on Stephanie's intervention, with DJ saying that her little sister needs Christ and Uncle Joey drawing the biggest laughs when he unironically tells Steph to "Cut. It. Out."

Foul Full House imaginings aside, there are some indications that a Full House revival could perform well, were it to materialize. There is, of course, Girl Meets World, which regularly draws viewers on the Disney Channel. On Nick at Nite, primetime Full House reruns pull in an average of 1.5 million viewers, and it performs well among adults and teens.

Still, we're betting that the secret to a successful Full House revival hinges on the Olsen Twins coming back to their role as Michelle. Terribly successful and wanting nothing to do with the family, we see Michelle now having a split personality, which would allow us to get both Olsens on screen at the same time. Or something... So long as Bob Saget is allowed to be the actual Bob Sagget on screen and not Danny Tanner.

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