John Stamos to Play Grandfather (?!) in Upcoming Fox Comedy Pilot

John Stamos on Fox Comedy

John Stamos‘ next role will find him grappling with an unexpectedly full house.

Fox has given a put pilot order (meaning, “almost guaranteed to air”) to an untitled comedy starring Stamos as a longtime bachelor whose life is turned upside down when he discovers he’s a father — and a grandfather. (Have mercy!)

Stamos will executive-produce the series alongside The Neighbors EP Dan Fogelman, with The Office scribe Danny Chun penning the script.

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Also on the docket for Stamos? A leading role on ABC’s midseason drama Members Only, a guest star appearance on the network’s musical comedy Galavant and a potential Full House reboot in the works.

TVLine’s sister site Deadline was among the first to report the news.

Are you inclined to watch a comedy starring “Grandpa Stamos”? Tell us in the comments!

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  1. torimelching says:

    Sexiest Grandfather EVER!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Nik says:

    Yup…he’ll defintely be a sexy grandpa. He’s in his early 50s (hard to believe, looking like that!) but TV already has several actresses around the same age playing grandmothers, like Jane Leeves on Hot in Cleveland, for instance. Good for John for not being too vain to play one hot grandfather! I’ll check it out for sure.

  3. bar says:

    Sooooo… That’s a lot on his plate. I wonder what’s going to fall through.

  4. I’m getting a sens that no studio will have deal with Fox that doesn’t ensures at least the Pilot viewing, a lot of those have been flying on the network, with no surprise, since Fox loves to kill new series, before or right after the premiere. If I were with the studios I’d ensure a “don’t mess with episode’s order” clausule in the deal too!!!

  5. michelle says:

    Can’t wait to see this. I think this is a great role for him.