John Stamos has decided to give network television another chance. On the heels of the cancellation of his short-lived Fox comedy Grandfathered, Stamos has signed on as a full-time cast member on the network’s horror anthology, Scream Queens, according to People.
Stamos, 52, will juggle his Scream Queens duties with his producer and guest starring role on the Netflix Full House spinoff, Fuller House. Stamos will appear in at least three episodes of the second season of the Netflix hit. Have mercy!
For Season 2 of Scream Queens, the show will switch from the fictional Wallace University campus to a hospital setting, which will be run by Dean Cathy Munsch (Jamie Lee Curtis). Fans already know John Stamos knows how to rock the doc scrubs (think Dr. Tony Gates on ER), so it’s no surprise that he will be playing a doctor on Scream Queens. E! News reports that Stamos will play Dr. Brock Holt, the hospital’s “brilliant, but secretive, head surgeon” on the hit series.
In addition to John Stamos, the second season of Scream Queens will star Jamie Lee Curtis, Emma Roberts, Lea Michele, Abigail Breslin, Keke Palmer, Niecy Nash, and Glen Powell. John Stamos will reunite with co-creators Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Ian Brennan for the show, whom he previously worked with on Glee and The New Normal. Stamos made headlines when he played a singing dentist on Glee.
John Stamos’ return to Fox just a month after his comedy’s cancellation is a bit of a surprise, but it’s a definitely a good surprise for fans of the multi-talented actor. After the network canceled both Stamos’ sitcom Grandfathered and the Rob Lowe comedy The Grinder, John took to Twitter to pay his respects to network television. John Stamos also reiterated that he was very proud of his single-season Fox sitcom and vowed to continue to make shows that the entire family can watch.
Indeed, the cancellation of Grandfathered was a major blow to John Stamos, who got his start on General Hospital in the early 1980s and shot to fame as the star of the family friendly sitcom Fuller House. While he has kept himself busy for more than 30 years on network TV, in an interview with TV Guide earlier this year, Stamos revealed that he had been waiting a decade to do a show like Grandfathered, which had him starring as a womanizing restaurant owner who finds out he has a grown son and a baby granddaughter he never knew about.
“This is literally the show I’ve been waiting 10 years for,” Stamos said ahead of Grandfathered‘s debut. “It’s a continuation of what I think I’ve done well on TV: a show that has heart, is about family and has relatable themes.”
Scream Queens may not be quite as family friendly as John Stamos’ usual fare, but diehard fans will surely tune in to see John’s new role on the sometimes bloody dark comedy series.
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight earlier this year, Brad Falchuk talked about the hit show’s upcoming hospital-themed season.
“We can expect a lot of very strange patients,” Falchuk told ET of Scream Queens Season 2. “We can expect our characters interacting with them in different and odd ways. We can expect a lot of the same kind of humor, and a lot of the same kind of messaging.”
Fans can also expect a very hot doc with John Stamos on board.
Scream Queens returns with John Stamos on Tuesday, Sept. 20 on Fox.
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