Warner Bros. TV is looking into doing a new version of ABC’s family comedy “Full House,” reports TVGuide.
The original show airs in repeats on Nick at Nite and continues to be a hit with fans. Many of the original cast members appear to be connected to the reboot, the story notes.
“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,” the story reports. “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.”
Some of the cast members have hinted they’d like the show to return, and many remain close. Stamos, Coulier and Saget recently appeared together in a yogurt commercial, the piece points out.
The report adds: “Another comedy from ABC’s family-friendly ‘TGIF’ lineup, ‘Boy Meets World,’ was recently revived on Disney Channel as ‘Girl Meets World.’ Such a revival would make perfect sense given the timeless popularity of ‘Full House.’”
Repeats of the comedy average 1.5 million viewers in prime time, an increase of 7 percent from last year, the story notes, citing Nick at Nite.
“The show even has a healthy teen fan base, a demo that wasn’t even born when the show ended,” TVGuide adds.
The original show ran for eight seasons on ABC, from 1987-1995, airing 192 episodes.
John Stamos with his “Full House” mullet