25 shows Netflix should be embarrassed about canceling

Photo: Betty Gilpin, Alison Brie.. GLOW: Season 3.. Credit: Ali Goldstein/Netflix
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Fuller House season 5
Fuller House Season 5 – Credit: Michael Yarish / Netflix /

Is Fuller House canceled?

Seasons: 5

Created By: Jeff Franklin

Starring: Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweetin, Andrea Barber, Michael Campion, Elias Harger, Soni Nicole Bringas, Dashiell and Fox Messitt, Juan Pablo Di Pace, Scott Weinger, John Brotherton, Ashley Liao, Adam Hagenbuch

All things considered, Fuller House more than likely had the perfect lifespan for a revival. In the earliest days in the nostalgic wave of reboots and revivals, Netflix brought Full House back for a new generation, this time with a new perspective. But like The Ranch, the sitcom bowed out a quarter shy from the ultra-coveted 100-episode mark, this missing the legacy of the original classic.

Fuller House picks up with DJ Tanner (Candace Cameron Bure), Stephanie Tanner (Jodie Sweetin) and Kimmy Gibbler (Andrea Barber) some 20-odd years after they bid farewell in the 1995 series finale of Full House. Now a widowed veterinarian of three young sons, DJ moves back into her childhood home with her younger sister Stephanie and her best friend Kimmy, in tow with her teenage daughter.

While Fuller House served up perfect fan service, critics didn’t particularly adore the blast from the past. The sitcom existed in an inescapable air of nostalgia and self-awareness, which isn’t accessible to most viewers searching for the next big binge. But seeing as Full House endured in syndication for years beyond its TGIF tenure, it’s curious that Netflix didn’t keep the redux around to bang a few more bucks out of the backend for a profitable second life on the small screen.