Amid the recent Christmas chaos you might have missed the announcement from Netflix that the streaming video company’s hit show “Fuller House” is coming back for a third season.
It’s not too much of a surprise, considering the beloved spin-off of the hit show “Full House” — which ran from 1987 through 1995 — has been immensely popular since its 2016 premiere.
Among the more notable aspects surrounding the show was the fact that actress Candace Cameron Bure, who portrayed original character D.J. Tanner, came back to reprise her role along with the rest of the Tanner gang (sans the Olsen twins).
Bure, an outspoken conservative Christian, has become known in recent years for openly sharing her faith as well as her political beliefs; she recently co-hosted “The View” for two seasons, a position she stepped down from earlier this month, citing her wishes to focus more on her acting career and to spend more time with her husband and three kids.
“I had already had my commitments to (Netflix’s) ‘Fuller House’ and the Hallmark Channel,” Bure said. “Because of the success of those, my commitments have become even greater with those shows.”
The announcement that “Fuller House” would return for a third season came via a video and message posted to Netflix’s Twitter account on Christmas Eve. It read, “We’re all for opening gifts early. @fullerhouse Season 3 – arriving in 2017.”
— Netflix US (@netflix) December 25, 2016
Season one of “Fuller House” was a ratings hit, according to Symphony Advanced Media, as it brought in an average of 7.33 million viewers in the 18-49 demographic during the first few days it was available for streaming, though there was reportedly a 67 percent drop for season two, according to Fox News.