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Full House revival announced by Netflix, newswriters beat catchphrases to death

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Netflix has signed on to a 13-episode buy of Fuller House, the sequel to the ABC series Full House that first premiered in 1987. Candace Cameron-Bure (D.J. Tanner), Jodie Sweetin (Stephanie Tanner) and Andrea Barber (Kimmy Gibbler) will star while John Stamos (Uncle Jesse) will both produce and perform in the show as a guest star.

How committed is Warner Horizon Television and Miller-Boyett Productions to getting the band back together, so to speak? The new series was created by the man behind the original Full House, Jeff Franklin.

Full House - Saget

According to a press release issued by Netflix and Warner Bros., the plot of Fuller House will start with D.J. Tanner-Fuller, a recently widowed mother of two pregnant with her third child. The series again returns to San Francisco, where Tanner-Fuller lives with her sister, Stephanie Tanner, now an aspiring musician. Joining them is fellow single mother Kimmy Gibbler, with her own teenage daughter Ramona in tow.

Gibbler? It appears she's pregnant as well. So if you're counting, that's three adults, three children, and two infants on the way.

The press release also says that Warner Bros. is still in discussions with Bob Saget, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Dave Coulier and Lori Loughlin.

Full House ran a total of 192 episodes, anchoring ABC's TGIF line-up from 1987 until 1995. The final episode reportedly had over 24 million viewers, and you can see a clip of the final scene below.

Netflix recently released updated financial information, boasting 62 million streaming subscribers, adding 2.6 million customers internationally in close to 50 markets outside the U.S. Their original programming includes House of Cards, Orange is the New Black and recently Marvel's Daredevil.