Have Mercy: “Fuller House” Is Officially, Actually Happening

Uncle Jesse let the cat out of the bag last night, and confirmed exclusively to Jimmy Kimmel that the rumored (and feared, by me at least) “Full House” reboot will be headed to Netflix in 2016. It’s called “Fuller House” because creativity died in the early 2000s, and it sounds like it’s gonna be … something. Here’s the plot, via Variety:

…The revival series will focus on Candace Cameron Bure’s character, D.J. Tanner, who is a recently widowed and pregnant veterinarian. Her younger sister and aspiring musician Stephanie Tanner (Jodie Sweetin) and her childhood best friend, Kimmy Gibbler, (Andrea Barber), along with Gibbler’s feisty teenage daughter Ramona, move in to help D.J. raise her two sons — rebellious 12-year-old J.D. and neurotic 7-year-old Max — and soon-to-arrive baby.

The rest of the cast is still reportedly in talks to participate, but they haven’t signed on yet. I really, really don’t think a reboot of anything is necessary, except for perhaps “Sister, Sister.” I also can’t imagine this will be anything close to good, but my hope is that it will actually be a gritty dramedy, featuring DJ’s struggles as a single mother dealing with the repercussions of San Francisco’s rapid gentrification, as they are pushed out of their giant, ludicrously expensive Victorian and forced to move to the East Bay. DJ and Kimmy will then finally realize that they’ve loved each other all along, and will uproot their giant, blended family into a coop near Berkeley Bowl, where they live happily ever after.

A girl can dream, right? [Variety]