Lori Loughlin Confirms Aunt Becky Is Back for Fuller House—and Weighs in on Olsen Twins Not Returning

During an appearance on Good Morning America, Loughlin said she was "very excited" to be a part of Netflix's 2016 revival of the beloved series

By Tierney Bricker May 28, 2015 3:26 PMTags

Aunt Becky is back!

Lori Loughlin made a whole lot of Full House fans happy on Thursday morning when she stopped by Good Morning America  to make a major announcement: "Officially, I am going to be part of the spinoff Fuller House," she said. Cut. It. Out!

Netflix's revival of  the beloved '90s series will center on DJ Tanner-Fuller (Candace Cameron Bure), who will invite her sister Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin) and best friend Kimmy Gibbler (Andrea Barber) to move in with her and help her raise her boys after the death of her husband. Sound familiar?

Fuller House, set to premiere in 2016, will kick off with a one-hour reunion special before the 13-episode spinoff series kicks off.

"I'm very excited. It's going to be really great to be back with the whole cast. It'll be a lot of fun," Loughlin said. "We're going to help Candace, Jodi and Andrea spin off the new show. So we'll come back and do the first episode and maybe throughout we'll pop up here and there."


But one Tanner family member who won't be returning for the reunion? Michelle Tanner, as Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen have chosen not to reprise their role in the revival.

"We would've loved it. It would've been great," Loughlin said on GMA of the Olsen twins not returning. "But I understand."

Earlier this month, executive producer Robert L. Boyett issued a statement about their decision not to appear on Fuller House.

"Although Ashley and Mary-Kate will not be a part of Fuller House, I know how much Full House has meant to them and they are still very much considered family. It has been exciting to see how they have built their professional careers, and I support their choice to focus on their fashion brands and various business endeavors. I appreciate their support and good wishes towards Fuller House."


And John Stamos, who is serving as a producer, took to his Twitter to express he was "heartbroken" over their decision.

"I understand they're in a different place and I wish them the best," Stamos tweeted. "I promise you will not be disappointed with our reunion and spin off!!"

When Fuller House was first announced, Loughlin spoke out about her desire to receive a proper deal (and compensation) from Netflix to return. "I think we would all like to come back if the powers that be are fair to all of us," Loughlin said at the time. "Favored nations would be fair…We want to be there, we want to come back, it's up to them."

Glad to see it all worked out!

 Netflix has ordered a13-episode season of Fuller House, which is set to premiere in 2016.