The Full House reunion rumors that spread this week may be yet another hoax.
Earlier this week, reports circulated that Netflix was close to ordering a full season of a rebooted version of the show called Fuller House. The site TVLine reported that the 13-episode season would star Candace Cameron Bure as D.J. Tanner with Andrea Barber reprising her role as Kimmy Gibler.
The site went on to claim that John Stamos (Uncle Jesse Katsopolis), Bob Saget (Danny Tanner), and Dave Coulier (Uncle Joey Gladstone) were slated for guest appearances.
Now there is doubt over whether the Full House reunion is real at all. Candace Cameron Bure posted to Instagram a picture from her upcoming movie, and in the caption raised the idea that the reunion talk was all just a hoax.
“While you all ponder over whether the Fuller House show is true or is an April Fools joke, check out my new movie A Bone To Pick: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery airing Saturday on @hallmarkchannel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries at 9/8c!”
John Stamos also appeared to throw some cold water on the Full House reunion talk.
“Believe none of what you hear, and only half of what you see.” ― Benjamin Franklin
— John Stamos (@JohnStamos) April 3, 2015
There seemed to be a good reason for optimism about the Full House reunion. Some of the cast members got together for an impromptu reunion on Jimmy Fallon’s show, prompting Candace Cameron Bure to raise the idea of a reboot of the popular show.
“I know John [Stamos], and Bob [Saget] and Dave [Coulier] did Jimmy Fallon, like a reunion skit on there, which was really funny,” Candace told TooFab.com during a recent interview. “We’ve all kind of done little things here and there just poking fun or throwing back to Full House which has been cool. If it’s a good opportunity or a good place to do that, I think we all would do that. I would do that and have fun with it!”
There have been other hoaxes about Full House returning to the air, but this time it appeared to be legitimate. Despite the timing of this week’s announcement, with word breaking right around April Fools’ Day, it followed months of what appeared to be solid reports that the show may be coming back to the air.
The popular 1990s sitcom is reportedly getting a television revival that will include most of the original cast. There had been rumors for months of a Full House reunion show, and while the majority of them were hoaxes, it appears this one is legitimate.
In August, TV Guide noted talk of a reboot with most of the original Tanner family — including Danny (Bob Saget) and daughters Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin) and D.J. (Candace Cameron Bure) — reportedly on board.
“Warner Bros. TV is mulling a new take on Full House, with some of the original cast intact…Leading the charge is John Stamos (Uncle Jesse) — who has an ownership stake in the show, which gives him good reason to champion the new series. Original executive producer Bob Boyett and creator Jeff Franklin (who’s writing the new version) are actively involved. Candace Cameron Bure (D.J.), Jodie Sweetin (Stephanie) and Andrea Barber (Kimmy) are on board, while Bob Saget (Danny) and Dave Coulier (Joey) are also involved in some way.”
It remains to be seen if the latest reports are a hoax or legitimate. There is still no official word from Netflix or any of the cast members whether the Full House reunion is really happening.
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