Just a month after the back half of Fuller House Season 3 debuted, Netflix has renewed the hit show for Season 4. Several of the cast members and creator Jeff Franklin responded to the news on social media, with creator Jeff Franklin confirming the new season will be comprised of 13 episodes. While the first two seasons of the hit show were 13 episodes long, Season 3 featured even more episodes, 18 in total, with the first nine episodes debuting in September and the back nine episodes debuting in December. There may be SPOILERS if you aren't caught up below, but here's what Jeff Franklin had to say on his Instagram page earlier today.
"Fuller House is back for Season 4! Thanks to all our fans and Netflix for a great keeping sweet ride going, 13 news eps in 2018!!"
It was also hinted in the Season 3 finale that Steve Urkel (Jaleel White) could come back, after a familiar face resurfaced in the finale, Vicky Larson (Gail Edwards), leading DJ to "wonder what Urkel's up to?" While Urkel was a part of another one of ABC's original "TGIF" shows, Family Matters, there was a crossover episode in 1991, where Urkel was visiting his cousin in San Francisco, Julie (Tasha Scott), who was a friend of D.J. Series creator Jeff Franklin even revealed that he is good friends with Jaleel White and they have talked about him returning as Urkel in Season 4, and now that the season has been officially ordered, it remains to be seen if Urkel will actually return. Here's what Jodie Sweetin had to say about the renewal on her Instagram page this afternoon.
"Well... it's official... season 4 of @fullerhouse has been announced!! Can't wait to get back to work with these lovely ladies @candacecbure @andreabarber and the rest of the FH family ASAP!! #fullerhouse #shewolfpack"
Fuller House Season 3 also marked the 30th Anniversary of Full House, with the first half of the season launching on September 22, 2017, exactly 30 years after the series premiere of Full House on ABC. The Season 3 finale revealed some rather surprising developments, including the return of Vicky Larson, who Danny Tanner (Bob Saget) was originally supposed to marry several years ago. It was also revealed that all of the adult Tanner children are moving back to San Francisco. Here's what creator Jeff Franklin had to say about bringing Vicky Larson back into the fold in an interview last month.
"The storyline just took us to Danny getting divorced and being single again, and we felt it would be a good time to bring her back and reintroduce her. Not that there's necessarily going to be a rekindling of their romance, but it was just a good time in our storytelling to see them together again. We spent a lot of time building Vicky's character and building that relationship, and that one got ripped apart as well. I don't think any of those decisions were big crowdpleasers back in the day. All of those little decisions contributed to the show's early demise. For me, it's just nice to bring her back and say we love you. That was what it was about for me."
The Full House Season 3 renewal was announced on Christmas Day in 2016, but Netflix decided to wait a bit longer to announce this season's renewal, perhaps because the back half of Season 3 debuted just three days before Christmas. Regardless, a new season of Fuller House is coming, although it seems unlikely that this season will be split in half like last season, with just a 13-episode order instead of the 18-episode Season 3. While we wait for more details, take a look at the brief video announcing the renewal, courtesy of Netflix's Twitter, along with reactions from the cast and creator Jeff Franklin.