The Olsen twins are coming back to TV...but not in Netflix's Full House revival, Fuller House. Yet.
Nickelodeon announced on Thursday that they have acquired a decades-worth of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's series, TV movies and specials to air on the network, beginning with their ABC Family series, So Little Time, on Monday, April 27. So basically, our childhood dream of the Olsens having their own TV network is coming true. What a time to be a child of the '90s-early aughts!
"Mary-Kate and I are excited to announce our video library will be available to the Nickelodeon community," Ashley (the cute one), said in a statement, while Mary-Kate (also the cute one) added, "Nickelodeon has been at the forefront of kids entertainment for decades. We believe this is the perfect home for our library."
The MK&A titles that will air? Let us break down the awesomeness for you:
Series: The Adventures of Mary-Kate & Ashley (11 episodes); You're Invited to Mary-Kate & Ashley's (10 episodes); So Little Time (26 episodes); and Mary-Kate and Ashley in Action! (26 episodes).
TV movies: Mary-Kate & Ashley's Fashion Forward; Our Lips Are Sealed; Winning London; Holiday in the Sun; When in Rome; Getting There: Sweet 16 and Licensed to Drive; and The Challenge.
Music specials: Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen: Our Music Video and Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen: Our First Video.
OK, while we hate to nit-pick, given that Nickelodeon is bestowing such a treat on us with this Olsen-centric line-up of programming, but where are To Grandmother's House We Go and Passport to Paris?! Oh, and It Takes Two?
"We're incredibly excited to bring Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen's video library to Nickelodeon," Keith Dawkins, SVP and General Manager, Nicktoons, TeenNick and Nick Jr, said in a release. "The timeless content and style, relatable sibling dynamics and overall appeal of Mary-Kate and Ashley make this a great addition to Nick's platforms."
Of course, news of Mary-Kate and Ashley's library heading to Nickelodeon comes on the heels of John Stamos' announcement that Netflix has ordered Fuller House, a Full House revival, that will air in 2016, and will center on a widowed D.J. Tanner (Candace Cameron Bure) asking Kimmy Gibler (Andrea Barber) and her sister Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin) to move in with her to help raise her kids. Sound familiar?
And while Stamos, Cameron-Bure, Barber and Sweetin are all set to return, the rest of the cast has yet to make deals with Netflix, though they are in talks. But will the Olsens, who have both taken a step back from acting in recent years to focus on their growing fashion empire actually return to once again share the role of Michelle Tanner? "I guess we're going to talk to the creators and see what's happening," Mary-Kate told Women's Wear Daily.