Full House is an American coming of age sitcom created by Jeff Franklin for ABC. The show chronicles a widowed father, Danny Tanner, who enlists his brother-in-law and best friend to help raise his three daughters. It aired from September 22, 1987, to May 23, 1995, broadcasting eight seasons and 192 episodes.

While never a critical favorite, the series was consistently in the top 30 (season 2 onward), and gained even more popularity in syndicated reruns. It has also had tie-in merchandise marketed, such as a series of paperback books. A sequel series, Fuller House, premiered on Netflix on February 26, 2016.

Plot summary

After his wife is killed in a car accident, news anchorman Danny Tanner recruits his brother-in-law Jesse Katsopolis (a rock musician) and best friend Joey Gladstone (who works as a stand-up comedian) to help raise his three young daughters: D.J., Stephanie, and Michelle, in his San Francisco home. Over time, the three men as well as the children bond and become closer to one another.

In season two, Danny is reassigned from his duties as sports anchor by his television station to become co-host of a local morning television show, Wake Up, San Francisco, and is teamed up with Nebraska native Rebecca Donaldson. Jesse and Becky eventually fall in love, and get married in season four. In season five, Becky gives birth to twin sons, Nicky and Alex.


  • John Stamos as Jesse Katsopolis
  • Bob Saget as Danny Tanner
  • Dave Coulier as Joey Gladstone
  • Candace Cameron as D.J. Tanner
  • Jodie Sweetin as Stephanie Tanner
  • Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen as Michelle Tanner
  • Lori Loughlin as Rebecca Donaldson Katsopolis
  • Andrea Barber as Kimmy Gibbler
  • Scott Weinger as Steve Hale
  • Blake and Dylan Tuomy-Wilhoit as Nicky and Alex Katsopolis


Broadcast history


Main article: Full House episode list

U.S. syndication

Critical reception


Other media



External Links

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See also

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