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There is a lot of Fuller House news due to the premiere that was held last night at the Grove in Los Angeles. There is so much that I’m made a master post because I think it will be easier to navigate. To read the rest of the articles click on the headline that is in purple and it will take you to the source where you can read the rest of it. Also go here to check out the photos of the cast at the premiere: http://radaronline.com/photos/fuller-house-premiere-john-stamos-jodie-sweetin-pics/photo/1260169/
Dave Coulier, who plays Joey, gave a glimpse into what fans can expect from “Fuller House.”
“It is really Full House 2.0,” he said. “It’s kind of an update to the operating systems so it catches us all up with where we all are in our lives today, and so a lot of the same traditional family values of the old ‘Full House’ are going to be in this as well.”
Bure told FOX411 stepping into the shoes of D.J. was an easy task for her.
“When you have played someone for eight years– especially us ladies, it was our whole childhood– you don’t forget that,” she said. “Whatever they wrote in the script, it’s like getting on a bike.”
Barber explained getting the cast back together was an emotional process.
Plans for a “Full House” spinoff have been in development for six years, “Full House” creator Jeff Franklin revealed to Variety Tuesday night at the Los Angeles premiere of “Fuller House,” Netflix’s reboot of the hit ABC sitcom.
“John Stamos and I were having lunch one day, bemoaning the dearth of family television and thinking, ‘Let’s try to do something,’” said Franklin, who also created “Fuller House.” “It took us about six years to set this thing up. You would think everybody would have jumped at it, it’s such a no-brainer, but we got passes all over town.”
“Fuller House” follows a recently-widowed D.J. Tanner (Candace Cameron-Bure) as she moves back into her childhood home in San Francisco to care for her three children. Echoing the household structure of “Full House,” D.J. will raise her children with the help of sister Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin) and longtime best friend and fellow single mom Kimmy Gibbler (Andrea Barber). “Full House” originals including Stamos, Bob Saget, Dave Coulier and Lori Loughlin all guest star in episodes of the Netflix series.
“I played around with every plotline imaginable,” said Franklin. “I was very reticent to repeat the original premise so blatantly.” He was pleased with the result, which just felt right to him. “We flipped the premise; we flipped the whole series. The Tanners do have some bad luck, but that makes us all root for them.”
“Full House” caught on as ABC surrounded it with harmonious comedies like “Family Matters,” “Perfect Strangers” and “Mr. Belvedere.”
Behind the scenes, Mr. Franklin said, he was focused entirely and obsessively on his “Full House” work.
“I would work all day, work all night, go to bed and dream about the lives of the characters,” he said. “I never had a dream that I was in anymore.”
(Mr. Stamos said he had never heard Mr. Franklin say this before. “I would have told him he’s a weirdo and leave me alone,” Mr. Stamos said with a laugh. “Go dream about the ‘Growing Pains’ cast.”)
In 1992, Mr. Franklin created “Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper” for ABC and left “Full House,” a move he now says is “honestly the biggest regret of my life.”
“Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper” ran more than 100 episodes, and while “Full House” continued for three more seasons, Mr. Franklin said it suffered in his absence as it constantly tinkered with the romantic and professional lives of the characters.
“People didn’t like what was going on, and they abandoned the show,” he said. “It was sad to see that happen.”
(“Full House,” a Top 10 show in Mr. Franklin’s final year, slid to 25th place by its eighth season, after which it was canceled.)
Andrea Barber’s Full House role as Kimmy Gibler will always be a fan favorite – but how do her kids feel about it?
According to the actress, her son Tate, 11, and daughter Felicity, 8, love the show – but of course, there’s that inevitable twinge of embarrassment.
“I’ll stop and pause [when Full House is on television] and I’ll be like ‘Oh, I remember this episode. Kids, let’s watch.’ They’ll want to watch. They’re fans ofFull House,” Barber, 39, told PEOPLE at the Fuller House premiere in Los Angeles on Tuesday.
“Then, Kimmy Gibbler will do one of her zany moves or something embarrassing, and my daughter will be like, ‘Mom!’ ” Barber continued.
Despite Full House‘s continued success in syndication, original series creator and Fuller Houseshowrunner Jeff Franklin noted that he had been pitching the sequel since as far back as 2008. “It took us six years to get it going but we’re so excited to be here,” Franklin said in his opening remarks.
When speaking with The Hollywood Reporter on the green carpet, the word “surreal” was a common utterance among Franklin and the reunited cast, which were all in attendance with the exception of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen who do not appear in the revival.
“It’s amazing,” Franklin said. “It’s just so joyous and there’s so much love between all these people. The fact that we get to do this again is such a gift.”
Andrea Barber, who plays D.J. Tanner’s best friend Kimmy Gibbler, shared the sentiment and touched back to the cast’s many off-screen reunions over the years. “It feels like we’ve never left. We picked right up where we left off,” she said. “Its like being together again with your brothers and sisters at your childhood home.”
However, this time the childhood home has some new tenants. Fuller House centers on the next generation, D.J. (Candace Cameron Bure), Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin) and Kimmy as they move into the iconic Tanner family home after the death of D.J.’s husband to help her raise her three children — much like the premise of the original series. “The adults have passed the torch onto the kids and now Candace, Jodie and I are spearheading this show and it’s a lot of pressure,” Barber said.
On what Joey is up to:
“I think it was a little surreal being back on the set,” says Dave Coulier, who played Uncle Joey on the series for eight years. As for what Joey is doing now, it looks like he’s become the comedian he’s always wanted to be: “[Joey] is working in Vegas, and he has a show at one of the hotels.” It’s not just his career that’s the big change. Though fans won’t meet them in the first episode, Joey eventually did settle down with a family of his own — though he does come back to babysit his niece’s kids when they need.
On Stephanie and Kimmy:
“When the original series ended, Stephanie was 13, so since then she’s been traveling the world, she’s a musician, a DJ, and she’s just living the fun, single girl life,” says Jodie Sweetin, who reprised the role of middle child Stephanie. “If there’s a character from the original cast to compare her to, she’s sort of the Jesse of the group, learning how to be a responsible adult and hang out with the kids.”
“Stephanie and Kimmy still have their ‘frenemyship’ [on Fuller House],” says Andrea Barber of her character’s constant bickering with her BFF DJ’s younger sib. “Jodie and I love sparring back and forth on set, and the writers wrote some really great material for us.”
And looks like we might see more of Steve than we realized:
“Steve has to play it cool before he makes a move,” says Weinger of the former high school couple. “[But] now that DJ is single, his wheels are spinning.”