Candace Cameron-Bure spills more info on Full House reboot: ‘Everyone’s going to come back!’
Full House fans rejoiced last month when John Stamos broke the news that the beloved 1980s-1990s sitcom would be coming back in spin-off form via Netflix. At the time, John, who played swoon-worthy Uncle Jesse on the series, was reluctant to provide many details, but, luckily, the spin-off’s star, Candace Cameron-Bure has spilled the beans on what the show will be about and which members of the Tanner family will be starring on it!
In an appearance on Wednesday’s episode of FOX & Friends, Candace provided the who, what and when of the new show, which will be called Fuller House.
“The show now revolves around my character, DJ, and she has three kids but she’s widowed,” Candace told the show’s hosts. “So she asks her sister Stephanie and her best friend Kimmy Gibbler to come and move in and help her. It’s kind of the same premise of the original show but it’s just flopped.”
The original show had Bob Saget starring as DJ’s father, Danny Tanner, who was living with his brother-in-law (played by John Stamos) and best friend, Joey Gladstone (played by Dave Coulier) while raising three daughters. According to Candace, we will see the whole Tanner gang in the new spin-off show!
“They’re coming back for an episode!” Candace declared.
While most of the original cast has stayed in touch over the years, even staging reunions, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, who shared the role of youngest daughter Michelle Tanner on the show, have distanced themselves from the show. They claimed that they didn’t know anything about the reboot until it was announced on the news.
“We just found out about it today,” Mary-Kate told Women’s Wear Daily after the news broke. “I guess we’re going to talk to the creators and see what’s happening.”
John Stamos, however, called “bullsh*t” on the twins’ claims, insinuating that the Olsens were, indeed, informed of the spin-off. They have since made up and it appears that Mary-Kate and Ashley may guest-star on Fuller House, which Candace says starts taping this summer.
“Everyone’s going to come back, so I think the fans will be really happy,” she said. “It’s a spin-off show; it’s a new show. We aren’t re-doing Full House.”
Lori Loughlin (who played John Stamos’ character’s wife, Becky), as well as Dave Coulier have been confirmed to star on the pilot. They will join Candace, Andrea Barber (who plays Kimmy Gibbler) and Jodie Sweetin (who plays Stephanie Tanner).
“It’s a labor of love,” John told Jimmy Kimmel when he announced Fuller House. “We’ve been literally trying for so many years to do it right, and I think we’ve finally got it perfect.”