We get so many emails and questions on the Facebook page asking if Fuller House will be on TV or asking why it is not on TV. I wanted to make a post to specifically answer this question. Jeff Franklin stated in an interview recently that he pitched the idea to several TV Networks and they didn’t want to pick it up. Netflix was the only company that was interested and without Netflix we wouldn’t have Fuller House. Please read what Jeff said below:
“I started back in 2007 with this idea and I’ve been trying to get it set up, off and on — it took six or seven years for me to get this going,” Franklin admits, telling Variety that he sat in numerous unsuccessful pitch meetings for a “Full House” reboot.
“I knew that this kind of excitement was going to be there, but nobody else seemed to get it,” he continues. “I was pitching to networks that ‘Full House’ reruns were beating every night — we were airing 40 times a week and getting millions and millions of viewers. For some reason, a whole bunch of networks didn’t understand the hunger that was out there for this show. It was baffling me. Netflix finally stepped up, and that’s why it’s happening now. It could have happened seven years or eight years ago, but it didn’t.”