Everywhere you look, there's a revival of a classic television series from your childhood. Today, here's the one that matters: "Full House" is officially coming back, thanks to Netflix and Uncle Jesse — but before you start celebrating, it's not all good news.
John Stamos announced the "Full House" return on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night, and Netflix made it official with a press release confirming "Fuller House," an all-new 13 episode season premiering in 2016, starring a trio of familiar faces: DJ Tanner (Candace Cameron-Bure), her sister Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin) and best friend Kimmy Gibler (Andrea Barber). Say hello to the new Danny, Jesse and Joey! The actual Jesse, Stamos, is set to guest star on the show, acting as a producer as well, while discussions are ongoing with Bob Saget, Dave Coulier and Lori Loughlin to reprise their roles as Danny, Joey and Becky.
Oh, and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are talking about coming back as Michelle, too. No big deal.
But before you go ahead and declare this the BEST. NEWS. EVER., be warned: DJ Tanner's life has not been all sunshine and rainbows. Here's the plot synopsis of "Fuller Houser," according to Netflix:
"In 'Fuller House,' the adventures that began in 1987 on 'Full House' continue, with veterinarian D.J. Tanner-Fuller (Cameron-Bure) pregnant and recently widowed, living in San Francisco. D.J.’s younger sister/aspiring musician Stephanie Tanner (Sweetin) and D.J.’s lifelong best friend/fellow single mother Kimmy Gibbler (Barber), along with Kimmy’s feisty teenage daughter Ramona, all move in to help take care of D.J.’s two boys — the rebellious 12-year-old J.D. and neurotic 7-year-old Max — and her soon-to-arrive baby."
I mean, it's all well and good that DJ, Stephanie and Kimmy are all still best friends, living together like old times… but it's at the expense of DJ's late husband! History looks like it's repeating itself, as DJ steps into the shoes of her widowed father Danny. Not to say I called this as the storyline of a "Full House" reboot, but, I totally called it — although in my version, it was refrigerator-raiding Steve "Aladdin" Weinger who had died.
In "Fuller House," DJ's ex-husband's last name was "Fuller," so we can safely assume Steve is still alive. Maybe he'll show up later in the season and sweep DJ off her feet, Vicky Larson style? A fan can dream.