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April 21, 2015

Netflix announces 'Full House' spin-off for 2016

Get ready to feel nostalgic. Netflix officially announced Tuesday that it has ordered 13 episodes of a "Full House" spinoff that will air in 2016.

The new series, entitled "Fuller House," will focus on the widowed and pregnant veterinarian D.J. Tanner-Fuller (hence the name "Fuller House") living in San Fransisco. D.J.'s younger sister and aspiring musician Stephanie Tanner, as well as her lifelong best friend Kimmy Gibbler, move in with her to help take care of her two sons and her baby on the way.

D.J. (Candace Cameron Bure), Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin), and Kimmy (Andrea Barber) will all be reprised by the actresses from the original ABC series that aired from 1987-1995. The show will feature three new characters as well: Kimmy's "feisty" teenage daughter Ramona, as well as D.J.'s two boys -- the "rebellious" 12-year-old J.D. and the "neurotic" 7-year-old Max. The actors for those roles have not yet been announced. 

John Stamos, who will also reprise his Uncle Jesse role as a guest star, will produce the show; he broke the news about the revival Monday Night on Jimmy Kimmel Live:

According to Netflix, talks are ongoing with members of the original cast including Bob Saget, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, Dave Coulier, and Lori Loughlin. 

Saget, Coulier and Stamos reunited for a short parody on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" in 2014 before Fallon took over The Tonight Show.

Saget, a Philadelphia native and graduate of Temple University, said in a 2014 interview with People Magazine that he didn't believe the entire cast would be on board for a potential reunion and didn't make it entirely clear if he would be on board.

Bure, Sweetin and Barber all expressed their excitement about the new series on Twitter shortly after the announcement:

With "Fuller House," Netflix continues the trend of reviving comedy series that have obtained large cult followings since their cancelation, such as "Arrested Development" and "Trailer Park Boys."

There's no word yet on whether the new series will feature the iconic theme song "Everywhere You Look."