‘Fuller House’ Gets Renewed For a Second Season

Fuller House
Photograph by Michael Yarish — Netflix

Netflix has reportedly ordered a second season of Fuller House, a reboot of the popular late 1980s-1990s sitcom that debuted last week to mixed reviews but much social media fanfare.

The streaming service has approved a second season after an initial 13-episode run debuted on Feb. 26, according to Variety. The reboot stars widowed D.J. Tanner-Fuller (Candace Cameron Bure), who co-stars with her younger sister Stephanie Tanner (Jodie Sweetin) and long-time friend Kimmy Gibler (Andrea Barber).

Most of the cast from the family sitcom returned to the project in some capacity to reprise their roles. A notable exception was the character of Michelle, played by twins Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. Variety reports there is hope that the character can appear on the screen in the second season, even if just one of the former actresses were to opt to return to play the part.


While Netflix (NFLX) doesn’t release ratings data for any of its own original content, the decision to film another season makes sense when considering all the buzz that season one of Fuller House has already generated. Critics haven’t been so kind: The series got a C- from Fortune‘s sister publication Entertainment Weekly and an average rating of 32% on Rotten Tomatoes.

More episodes of Fuller House also reflect Netflix’s move in recent years to back original content to stand out from rivals like Hulu and Amazon Prime (AMZN). The company is planning to launch over 600 hours of original programming this year, up from about 450 in 2015.

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