According to FOX News, Candace Cameron-Bure announced that she would be leaving her post as a co-host of The View on Thursday morning. Cameron-Bure spent two seasons on the show, but she said she could no longer continue doing it as her travel and work schedules just got too hectic to continue.
— The View (@TheView) December 8, 2016
“I’m very happy to be back, but it’s a little bittersweet for me today because I’m announcing that I’m leaving The View,” she said. “It wasn’t an easy decision, but before I started ‘The View,’ I already had my commitments to ‘Fuller House’ and my work with the Hallmark Channel.”
“Because of the success of those, my commitments have become even greater with those shows and the commute of going West Coast to East Coast every single week for me has been tough on me and hard for my family as well and I want to make sure that I am able to spend as much time with my children and invest in all the projects that I do to the fullest extent.”
Candace lives in California with her husband, former NHL hockey player Valeri Bure, and her three children Natasha, Lev, and Maksim. In order to appear on the talk show, Cameron-Bure was forced to travel from California to New York every single week in addition to finding time to film her movies for the Hallmark Channel and Fuller House for Netflix.
— Candace Cameron Bure (@candacecbure) December 5, 2016
“I tried to be Superwoman, but I’m going to not try anymore,” she said.
The View‘s executive producer Candi Carter released a statement on Candace Cameron-Bure’s departure saying, “On behalf of everyone at ‘The View,’ it’s been a pleasure working with Candace, a devoted mother, talented actress, and passionate co-host who never hesitated to speak her mind. We are thrilled for her success with Fuller House and her Hallmark movies. She will always be a part of The View family and we will gladly welcome her back to the show to support her with all of her endeavors.”
Season 2 of Fuller House premieres on Friday, December 9 and the show’s stars and producer Jeff Franklin are hoping that it has the same type of success as the first season. According to Variety, the show pulled in an average audience of 7.33 million in the 18-49 demographic in the first three days it was available on Netflix.
Franklin gave a little bit of a taste of what we can expect in Season 2 in an interview with Variety.
“The D.J. (Cameron-Bure) triangle takes an unexpected turn in the beginning of the season,” Franklin says. “We come back and find out both Steve and Matt have gotten into other relationships while waiting for D.J. to make up her mind, so that’s how it starts. There are a couple twists and turns and things happen, it’s a pretty interesting storyline that we have there.”
Franklin also recently revealed on Instagram that he purchased the original home that was used for filming in Full House that aired from 1987-95.
Franklin said that when the house hit the market, he knew he had to purchase it.
“The house came on the market and really, I just thought, I have to buy this house. I’m so sentimental about the house. It’s great to have the house in our Full House family and be able to preserve it for the fans… Seriously, I love owning this house.”
The stars of the show, Candace Cameron-Bure, Jodie Sweetin, and Andrea Barber, all joined Franklin at the house soon after he bought it.
Although Fuller House has yet to be picked up for a Season 3, Franklin added that he would love to use the house to film part of the new show.
“We would take advantage of the fact that I now own the house, and we could go up there and shoot some new footage and maybe bring the cast up and shoot with them up there,” he said.
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