It’s official! The hit sitcom Full House is returning to TV screens in a 13-episode Netflix spinoff, John Stamos confirmed on Monday, April 20.
During an appearance on the Jimmy Kimmel Live! show, Stamos, who played Uncle Jesse on the hugely popular comedy series, revealed he and his castmates will be reuniting for a one-hour special in 2016, which will be followed by 12 episodes of a spinoff show.
The show, which will be called Fuller House, will focus on Candace Cameron Bure‘s character D.J. Tanner, who is a recently widowed and pregnant veterinarian. Her younger sister Stephanie Tanner (Jodie Sweetin) and her childhood best buddy Kimmy Gibbler (Andrea Barber) who now has a teenage daughter Ramona, move into the house to help D.J. raise her two young sons and future baby.
Stamos (who will produce the show and reprise his role as a guest star) couldn’t hide his excitement as he told Kimmel about the reunion, which has taken many years to pull togther.
“I’m going to give you the exclusive,” the hunky 51-year-old told Kimmel. “Five minutes ago they called, they sealed the deal, we’ve been working on this for many, many years. We were trying to do some sort of spinoff, to give credit to the legacy, so Netflix came around and said let’s do 13 episodes. So it starts off as kind of a reunion, and then spins off into this…. spinoff with, Candace and Jodie and Andrea.”
“It’s a labor of love,” Stamos continued. “And we’ve finally got it perfect.”
Kimmel asked whether all the old favorites, like Bob Saget and the Olsen twins would be involved.
“We’re going to try to get everybody for the first hour special,” the actor replied.
Full House originally aired on ABC from 1987 until 1995. Watch the whole clip of Stamos’ announcement in the video above.
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