Olsen Twins Fuller House

TVLine Items: Olsen-less Fuller House, HBO Sets Animals Debut and More

It’s official: Netflix’s upcoming Tanner family reunion won’t include an appearance from Michelle.

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, who portrayed the youngest Tanner sibling on Full House, will definitely not appear on the streaming service’s Fuller House revival, co-star Lori Loughlin tells The Huffington Post.

Loughlin revealed that Season 1 of the continuation has “wrapped and they didn’t come in,” adding, “I don’t think they’re going to make a cameo [in future seasons]. They didn’t this season.”

Executive producer Robert L. Boyett initially said the Olsen twins would not be involved with Fuller House, but Netflix boss Ted Sarandos stated in July that the actresses were “teetering” on the possibility of appearing.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* HBO announced Wednesday that its animated adult comedy Animals will premiere Friday, Feb. 5, at 11:30/10:30c. The 10-episode series focuses on the downtrodden creatures living in New York City, from lovelorn rats to gender-questioning pigeons to aging bedbugs.

* NatGeo has greenlit Killing Patton, a TV movie based on Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard’s book of the same name. The telepic — NatGeo’s fifth adaptation of O’Reilly’s Killing series — will focus on the significant death of World War II General George S. Patton, Jr.

* Showtime is developing Dark Net, an eight-part docuseries about the ominous and disturbing aspects of society’s dependence on technology. Premiering Thursday, Jan. 21, at 11/10c, the project will explore such topics as cyber-kidnapping, online cults and pornography addiction.

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22 Comments
  1. Steven says:

    They could really just recast Michelle with another actress.

    • Tom says:

      Yeah they could. Though I just want to say I find it bizarre how they’re acting like they’re better than Full House. What really have they done since? Some direct to video kids movies, a few episodes of Weeds, and a smattering of other things. It’s to the point their little sister is becoming bigger than them, and arguably the more famous Olsen at this point is the dude that played Vaughan on Community and the guy on Near Completely Indistinguishable Series LA that isn’t even related to them. So yeah, recast Michelle, problem solved.

      • Luli says:

        It’s not that the think they are better than the show, they just don’t act anymore. They haven’t in a long time. They are in the fashion business.

      • t.w.123 says:

        Not that I don’t agree with the sentiment behind what you’re saying @Tom, but the Olsens have developed into a VERY successful fashion career. They’ve won top female fashion designer twice in the last 5 years in whatever is that industry’s end of the year awards. Their main line is “The Row”- I can’t afford it, but I often see celebrities wearing it.

      • Ann says:

        Ummm…they became one of the youngest billionaires in America, they became fashion designers, they changed the entire landscape for marketing when they were one of the first to target the tween demographics and built an entire empire doing that. I’d say that they are the most successful of all the actors in Full House. I just wish they weren’t so full of themselves and would just make a small cameo in the series as a way of acknowledging to the fans who grew up with them and helped them build their empire.

      • Huh says:

        They’re no longer actors and you can’t expect them to return a show if they don’t want to. They don’t owe anybody anything. Unlike most of the cast- they don’t need that Netflix check.

        It’s immature of you to judge them. They turned down a part they had as babies not a lead in a Woody Allen Flick.

    • Adam says:

      Someone even closer than you think… maybe Elizabeth Olson?

    • JJ says:

      It is funny how they as you say, could just recast, but it seems like that would render the idea of the reunionation of the show.

  2. t.w.123 says:

    I don’t think anyone would mind if they would just recast Michelle Tanner. We all knew the Olsens wouldn’t come back, but it is a little strange to explain why the youngest Tanner sister wouldn’t come back to at least say at the holidays when its pretty well established how close the family is.

  3. steven says:

    So I guess Michelle Tanner will be in the club of Disappeared Sitcom Kids.

  4. Sade Ford says:

    This really isn’t news and I don’t blame them for not wanting to return to acting when they have so many other things going on. It wouldn’t be that hard to explain away either. Maybe Michelle moved away. I seriously doubt that Elizabeth Olsen would be on the show when she has a promising movie career underway.

  5. Lysh says:

    I’ve been on-board with all the other nostalgic reboots, but I don’t know why I’m not very pumped about this one. I used to be all about the Olsen twins solving crime before dinnertime, but I can understand them not wanting to act now. Their sister looks just like them, but she probably wouldn’t do it either.

    • Skyler says:

      Your comment describes how I feel except for the part about being on-board with nostalgic reboots. Personally, I like shows to stay the way they are if I watched them while growing up so no reboots for me. However, love the Olsen twins :)

    • anon says:

      For me, it’s that Full House is just one of those shows that does not hold up when you try rewatching it as an adult. So a reboot is just like “ugh, why?” And yes, i pretty much watched anything that the Olsen’s starred in in the 90s/early 00s. I’m still sad that ‘To Grandmother’s House We Go’ isn’t part of the 25 Days of Christmas lineup anymore.

  6. A-C says:

    I don’t understand why they don’t try to get Elizabeth and then if she doesn’t want to do it, then just recast Michelle, wouldn’t be that hard to find an adult that looks realistically like Michelle, she was what like 8 at the end? Several shows manage to cast kids for flashbacks that look a lot like their characters, it’s doable. And I’m pretty sure no one would mind, we all know the twins stopped acting.

  7. MattySi says:

    I hope they at least explain why she isn’t around. Like she’s studying in Europe or something.

    • KC says:

      Who the heck is Elizabeth Olsen? Never heard of her…
      They could easily explain that she is in Europe debuting her new fashion line for size -000 models.
      They both look sickly.

      • Stacy says:

        Elizabeth Olsen is the sister of Mary-Kate and Ashley. Over the last few years she has become a well known actress.

      • Stacy says:

        It’s not that big of a deal. I think they should just make it an onscreen joke.
        Stephanie: I thought Michelle was coming home for Christmas?
        DJ: She wasn’t, then she was, now she’s not again. I swear, it’s like she’s two people sometimes.

  8. Meh. I’m fine with no Michelle in the reboot. Never cared for Michelle or the Olsen Twins.

  9. retsim says:

    They have not aged well..