by Chris Harnick | Tue., Apr. 21, 2015 9:19 AM
Full House is back! But the house might not be as full as everybody would like when the new Netflix series, Fuller House, debuts in 2016. Lori Loughlin, Aunt Becky to legions of fans, spoke out about her limbo status while appearing this morning on Access Hollywood Live.
"I don't know," she admitted when asked if she would return to the new series. Loughlin explained the revival had been in the works for years, a flip on the concept of the original show that would see Tanner girls D.J. (Candace Cameron-Bure) and Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin) living with Kimmy Gibbler (Andrea Barber), helping the widowed D.J. raise her family.
"They decided to it'd be great to open the show with a one-hour reunion," Loughlin said. "The only thing is, they only made deals with half the cast, but not the other half."
That half includes Cameron-Bure, Sweetin, Barber and John Stamos. Stamos will executive produce and appear on the series. In a release, Netflix said they are still in talks with Loughlin, Mary Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen, Bob Saget and Dave Coulier about reprising their roles and appearing in the show.
"I think we would all like to come back if the powers that be are fair to all of us," Loughlin said. "What's fair?" host Billy Bush asked. "Favored nations would be fair," she said, referring to a contract clause for actors that says if one actor is given better terms, others in the cast are entitled as well. "We want to be there, we want to come back, it's up to them."
Bush joked they just need to find out what Stamos' deal was for and Loughlin said, "I'm dead serious, yes."
As for the Olsen twins, Loughlin said she thinks producers have reached out to them. "They have really taken a step out of the acting world…maybe they're up for it, I have no idea. I think everyone would love it and it'd be really nice," she said.
Stamos announced Fuller House was a done deal on Jimmy Kimmel Live!.
"If we can't get the Olsen twins, we're gonna dress you up," Stamos told host Jimmy Kimmel.
Fuller House follows D.J. Tanner-Fuller a pregnant and recently widowed veterinarian, living in San Francisco. Stephanie, an aspiring musician, and single mom Kimmy Gibbler (Barber) with her feisty teen daughter Ramona, move in with D.J. to help her raise her two boys, rebellious pre-teen J.D. and 7-year-old Max.
"The continued support of Full House fans of all ages for the last 8 years has been astounding," executive producers Robert L. Boyett, Thomas L. Miller and Jeff Franklin, said in a joint statement. "It is an honor and a thrill to catch up with these beloved characters and explore their lives today. The love you saw on the show was real. The cast has remained a loving family off screen all these years. We are as excited as our fans to finally bring Full House back to life."
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