Renewed for a second season just a week after premiering on Netflix in its entirety this February, Fuller House could be giving its predecessor, the long-running San Francisco-set sitcom Full House, some competition in terms of stamina. In the age of the Internet, binge-watchable seasons are already moving along much faster than they did on cable: Cast member and The View co-host Candace Cameron Bure announced on the program this morning that Fuller House season two would arrive online on December 9, according to Entertainment Weekly. That was fast!
The spin-off/sequel of eager-to-please, nostalgia-bait content is as inoffensive and mild-mannered as its original, focusing on Full House second generation cast Cameron Bure (DJ) Jodie Sweetin (Stephanie) and Kimmy (Andrea Barber). While no Reddit users have complained that this show "ruined their childhood," just as with Ghostbusters, Fuller House is essentially a Full House reprise with women lead characters. Just as with Ghostbusters, there are cameos from the aging patriarchs: Those, in the case of Fuller House, are Dave Coulier (Joey), John Stamos (Jesse), and Bob Saget (Danny).
This time, in an instance of history repeating itself, it's DJ who must raise her children without a partner but with the assistance of her live-in sister and friend — exactly like she and her siblings were raised. Season one, for which SFist had little mercy or patience, centered on a love triangle between two men competing for DJ's affections, and nodded to such popular programs as Dancing with the Stars and The Bachelorette. This second season will be a series of holiday episodes, including Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. What a gift.