Whatever happened to predictability? Looks like you can find it pretty much anywhere in Hollywood. As anyone with a childhood knows, Hollywood loves to repackage and rebrand old material to try to cash in on your nostalgia. Most times, this is rather unsuccessful, both in execution and reception, but with the recent Boy Meets World spinoff, Girl Meets World, audiences discovered a reboot can be exactly what fans of the original want. Well, another sitcom is about to get rebooted and all we can do is hope that it will be as wonderful as we all want it to be.
TV Guide is reporting that there may be a Full House reboot in the works. Before you get too upset about someone trashing your childhood, there is some more news that may have you tuning in: many of the original cast will be returning, as well as the original producer, Bob Boyett, and series creator Jeff Franklin. So far, the cast members that seem to be on board for returning to their roles are John Stamos (Uncle Jesse), Candace Cameron Bure (D.J.), Jodie Sweetin (Stephanie), and Andrea Barber (Kimmy Gibler). Bob Saget (Danny) and Dave Coulier (Uncle Joey) will also be involved in some capacity. It wouldnt be a great idea to hold your breath for Mary-Kate and/or Ashley Olsen to return. Here is a quick reminder of the series that ran from 1987-1995:
Well, something like that, anyway.
Over the years, the cast has remained friends and almost all of the original actors have expressed an interest in returning to the series for quite some time. John Stamos has been on the frontline of getting the show back on the air. In 2009, he confirmed that a movie based on the sitcom had been developed and just this past winter, remarks that he made on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live got fans truly excited at the prospect of seeing the Tanners return to the small screen:
“We’re sort of working on a twist on a sequel,” he told host Andy Cohen. “But we don’t know if it’s going to happen yet or not.”
There is little doubt that Girl Meets World paved the way for Full House’s return. Girl Meets World may have debuted to lukewarm reviews but has since gained some popularity and has even snagged a second season. Hopefully, everything will pan out with the Full House revival and we may soon see exactly what the Tanner tribe has been up to for the past 20 years.
In the meanwhile, let’s all hope the new theme song is every bit the earworm the original was.