Will Full House’s Possible Return Be A Success After 20 Years Off The Air?

Lindsay Cronin | Nov 7, 2013

Full House Reunion

Full House was and continues to be one of the most successful sitcoms of all time and now, nearly two decades after the show was canceled, fans may finally be getting the reunion they’ve been longing for.

According to a report by JoJo Crews, Jeff Franklin, the show’s creator, recently did an interview with the Newport Gazette in which he revealed that he was approached to bring the show back. “Last month I was asked by ABC and [Warner Bros.] to write a new show for the Full House characters,” Jeff revealed. What’s more? He claims, “Everyone I’ve spoken with were very open to the idea [of returning].”

The site also reports that the new Full House will be featured around the lives of the oldest daughters of Danny Tanner (Bob Saget), D.J. (Candace Cameron-Bure) and Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin).

For years since Full House got the boot (to make room for Roseanne and Home Improvement in the ABC lineup), fans have continued to enjoy reruns of the series on networks such as ABC Family and Nickelodeon, and the show continues to pull in great numbers wherever it airs. But will a new show have the same impact?

Shortly after the report went viral, popular blogger Perez Hilton took to his blog where he answered that very question. “Why not?” he asked. “Everywhere you look, Full House is playing somewhere in syndication. In fact, when the show got canceled in 1994, it was still pulling in 11 million viewers! Seriously? 11 million?! And it got canceled anyway?”

Eleven million viewers is a spectacular number. These days, networks would kill to have such a successful show on their lineup, so the fact that ABC wants the series back isn’t too surprising.

However, now that the cast is all grown up and their story lines have changed, so could the ratings. Plus, Jeff’s comment about everyone that he’s spoken to being on board seems to hint that he may not have spoken to everyone and considering Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen haven’t been a part of their regular reunions for years, there is a good chance they aren’t on board — and what is Full House without Michelle Tanner?

Also making a comeback in 2014 are several members of the cast of Boy Meets World who will be debuting in Girl Meets World on the Disney Channel in a matter of months. The new series follows the daughter of Corey Matthews (Ben Savage) and Topanga Lawrence (Danielle Fishel) as she navigates through the challenges of being a kid, just as they did years ago.

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