Fuller House (And Other Shows That Deserve Netflix Spinoffs)

Actor John Stamos delighted viewers of Jimmy Kimmel Live last Monday night when he announced that he would be reuniting with his fellow ‘Full House’ cast members after twenty years off-air to film a reunion special and spinoff series that will be available on Netflix next year. The thirteen-episode spinoff called ‘Fuller House’ will star Candace Cameron Bure (D.J. Tanner) as the widowed mother of three boys who seeks help from her sister Stephanie Tanner and childhood best friend Kimmy Gibbler. A number of other guest stars are also rumored to reprise their roles, including Stamos as Uncle Jesse and Lori Loughlin as his wife Becky.

‘Fuller House’ will be the second famous 90s sitcom to receive a spinoff in the past few years, following Girl Meets World, Disney’s successful spinoff of Boy Meets World that premiered in 2014. Clearly, the current wave of nostalgia combined with Netflix’s widespread availability is the perfect set-up to revisit many of our favorite shows from childhood. Here are four more shows from the 90s and early 2000s that also deserve their own Netflix spinoffs!

1.     Sabrina the Teenage Witch

It’s been over ten years since Sabrina Spellman and her talking cat Salem went off the air, but constant reruns have kept this show in popular culture. The new series could explore how Sabrina is coping with her magic in the adult world. Plus, imagine how much the special effects have improved a decade later!

2.     F.R.I.E.N.D.S.

Yes, technically Friends already had a poorly received spinoff called Joey, which aired from 2004-2006. But interest in the 90s sitcom series is stronger than it’s been in years thanks to its brand new Netflix audience. Now is the perfect time to take advantage of all the nostalgia surrounding the show and get the whole gang back together at Central Perk.

3.     Saved by the Bell

Saved by the Bell got pretty close to a spinoff this past February when many of the former stars reunited for a skit on Jimmy Fallon last February. This short sketch proved that not only does this cast seem to not have aged in twenty years, but also they all seem excited about the opportunity to return to the halls of Bayside.  So, now is the perfect time for Netflix to seize the opportunity and check in with the life of the scheming Zack Morris (and see if he ever invested in a smaller cellphone!).

4. Gilmore Girls

Ever since Gilmore Girls ended in 2007, fans have been dying to see more of what’s happening in the lives of mother-daughter duo Lorelai and Rory. Did Lorelai and Luke finally get married? What’s Rory’s life like now that she worked as a reporter on the Obama campaign? Fans petitioned for a post-series movie release for a while to answer all these questions, but with no film in the works why not return to Stars Hallow on the small screen and catch up with all those crazy town members?  Plus we’re all dying to know if Rory and Jess were ever able to work all their issues out!

Once Fuller House is released hopefully other show makers take note and revisit some of their past hits!