Fuller House Season 3 launches on Friday, September 22 on Netflix. This is a special date, since September 22, 2017 is the 30th anniversary of the original Full House airing, with Full House episode one having aired September 22, 1987. Season 3 of Fuller House on Netflix is broken into two parts. First 9 episodes will launch on Friday, September 22. The second 9 episodes will air sometime in December, although an official date for the back half of the season hasn't been given.

Today's news from Netflix confirms a statement made by series creator Jeff Franklin from January, where he revealed that Season 3 will have 18 episodes, five more than each of the first two seasons, which spanned 13 episodes apiece. This is the first we're hearing that the season is being split in two halves, though, mirroring a strategy employed by several hit shows like AMC's The Walking Dead and USA Network's Suits, just to name a few. After Netflix announced the premiere date, series creator Jeff Franklin took to Instagram, with the following brief message.

"September 22, 2017, the 30th anniversary of the debut episode of Full House, and Season 3 of Fuller House drops on Netflix. I'm having a drink that night!!"

This Full House follow-up was first given a series order back in April 2015, with the first season debuting in February 2016. Netflix quickly pulled the trigger on Fuller House Season 2, issuing a renewal in March, with production coming together quickly for Season 2 to debut in December. The new season also introduced a few characters fans have been clamoring to meet, the wife and children of Joey Gladstone. Country music star Laura Bell Bundy came aboard to play Joey's wife Ginger Gladstone, with Noah Salsbury Lipson, Finn Carr, Ruby Rose Turner and Kingston Foster playing the couple's four children, who all made their debut during the season's Thanksgiving episode.


We also reported last March that series star John Stamos was trying to bring back the Olsen Twins to portray Michelle, but the sisters, who haven't acted in quite some time, did not come back for the second season. It remains to be seen if there are still efforts under way to try and bring them back for Season 3 or beyond. The series follows D.J. Tanner-Fuller, a recent widow in San Francisco, who gets help raising her three children by her sister Stephanie Tanner (Jodie Sweetin), an aspiring musician, and D.J.'s longtime friend Kimmy Gibbler (Andrea Barber), along with her teenage daughter Ramona. Candace Cameron Bure also sent out a photo from the first season of Full House while announcing the premiere, while Andrea Barber sent out a brief statement along with a photo of one of the slates from the Fuller House set. Here's what Andrea Barber had to say in a brief statement on Instagram about the premiere date.

"Mark your calendars for September 22nd! Not only will Full House turn 30 years old- but @fullerhouse Season 3 (part 1) will also premiere on @netflix!!! #ThrowBack #FirstNineEpisodes #Part1"

Fuller House also stars Juan Pablo Di Pace as Fernando, Soni Nicole Bringas as Romona, Michael Campion as Jackson, Elias Harger as Max, Dashiell and Fox Messitt Twins as Baby Tommy, Scott Weinger as Steve Hale, John Brotherton as Matt Harmon, and Ashley Liao as Lola. Bob Boyett and Franklin serve as executive producers. It remains to be seen if there will be any plans to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the original flagship series Full House, as fans wait for the Fuller House Season 3 premiere. While we wait for more details on the third season and the possible 30th Anniversary plans, take a look at the Instagram and Twitter photos below from the cast and creator of Fuller House.