Netflix’s Fuller House may never bring Michelle back to the fold, but another ‘90s TV icon could be waiting in the wings. A curious reference from the Season 3 finale brings Family Matters’ Steve Urkel back into play, and producers have actually discussed bringing the famed character to San Francisco for a visit.
Netflix’s Fuller House returned somewhat quietly over the weekend, especially as Season 3 marked the original Full House’s 30th anniversary. The series is known for celebrating its sitcom past, but if thirty years couldn’t attract either Olsen back to their humble beginnings, producers confirm they’ve given up Michelle’s ghost.
Full House is now officially too old to live with its parents. Thankfully, Netflix successor series Fuller House doesn’t pay rent, so there’s nothing (too) creepy or sad about returning to that iconic house for Season 3, especially as the new trailer commemorates the show’s 30th anniversary.
It’s increasingly difficult to remember any weeknight as a TV destination, let alone Friday. Nonetheless, Hulu will let you relive your TGIF nostalgia, adding full seasons of everything from Full House to Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper.
The recent rash of Netflix cancellations has produced one oddly-harmonious refrain in the comments: “Cancel Fuller House instead!” Well, apologies. Not only are the Tanners and Fullers officially returning for Season 3 in September, but they’re celebrating a major milestone in the process.
The first season of Netflix Full House revival Fuller House proved a major hit for the streaming service, and even if Season 2 couldn’t quite match its success, the Tanners will give it a third shot regardless. The series has officially been renewed for Season 3, arriving in 2017.
The absence of Michelle seemed not to hamper Netflix’s Fuller House revival, which only made the omission more notable with bizarrely bitter meta-references to the Olsen twins. One surprising story saw John Stamos admitting he’d approached Elizabeth Olsen for the role, but according to Fuller House bosses, a recast Michelle was never in question.