Fuller House Plot Twist—But Is it for the Better?

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Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen ‘teetering’ on returning to ‘Fuller House,’ Netflix exec reveals at TCAs.

Medical examiners performing an autopsy on Bobbi Kristina Brown said Monday their initial findings turned up no obvious cause of death, while experts said the months that have passed since Brown was found face-down in a bathtub are working against authorities now tasked with solving how she died.

And during the video streaming site’s full day of panels Tuesday at the Television Critics Assn. press tour in Beverly Hills, it was the hot topic of discussion.Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos told TV critics here Tuesday morning that the twins are “teetering back and forth” on whether to join virtually every other original cast member in the upcoming Netflix revival of the sitcom “Full House.” Most of the cast has agreed to join the 13-episode revival, which Sarandos said will “be in the spirit” of the original, but with an updated look and sensibility. “I understand they’re in a different place and I wish them the best,” Stamos tweeted in May. “I promise you will not be disappointed with our reunion and spin off!!” The news of the Olsen twins’ possible reunion comes one day after Stamos confirmed that Jesse will still be married to Lori Loughlin’s character, Aunt Becky, in the new show. When a reporter tried to get Netflix executive Ted Sarandos to at least reveal which of the streaming service’s original series is the most watched, Sarandos’ answer was in keeping with Netflix’s tight-lipped nature. “The reason we don’t line them against one another is it’s not the intent to draw the biggest audience from any single show,” Sarandos said, later singling out the cultural chatter surrounding “Orange Is the New Black,” “House of Cards” and “Daredevil.” The Los Gatos-based company, which boasts a 42.3 million subscribers in the U.S. and 23.2 million internationally, is notorious for not revealing viewing stats for its original series. As for whether Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen would ever reprise their role of Michelle Tanner, Sarandos said, “the Olsen twins are teetering (over) whether or not they’ll be around.” Has a comment offended you? Bob Saget (Garrett Brawith), who plays Danny Tanner, the wholesome TV anchor dad in the original show, gets yelled at off-stage for making a vulgar remark in front of the actress playing the character Stephanie (Dakota Guppy) — which is not surprising, given how raunchy his set is in real life.

Verified email addresses: All users on Independent Media news sites are now required to have a verified email address before being allowed to comment on articles. If police overlooked any physical evidence at Brown’s home after she was hospitalized Jan. 31, recovering it nearly six months later may be impossible.

To be sure, traditional linear networks have bit by bit amended their ratings approach to downplay the erosion in key demographics that has hit the TV industry. Many networks now opt to present a more complete picture that accounts for time-shifted viewing and viewing across multiple platforms (including VOD-playback and streaming on websites/apps).

Tina Fey, co-creator and executive producer of “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” is all too aware of the weight next-day ratings can hold over a show’s future from her time doing NBC’s modestly-viewed comedy “30 Rock.” So to be less bound to ratings points is a nice change of pace. And she insists she doesn’t know how many people are watching. “We know that Ted is pleased, which is great news, but we don’t have any actual numbers,” she told reporters. “I feel �� anecdotally, I feel like I immediately heard from so many more people than we would hear from during ’30 Rock. But, yes, it’s very free to be free of that rating system, for sure.” “It’s so liberating not having to to worry about the numbers,” said DeKnight, whose other TV credits include Starz’s since-ended “Spartacus” and “Smallville.” Meanwhile, “Grace and Frankie” executive producer Marta Kauffman addressed potential compensation side effects that could arise without a barometer of success, particularly for actors during contract negotiations. By the end of the show’s 10-season run, the cast was making $1 million per episode. “It’s such a different situation,” Kauffman said. “The ratings are connected to advertisers, and that was the case, where the cast knew how valuable the show was to the network in terms of the advertisers. There are no advertisers on Netflix.” “And I think you’re hoping that I’ll say it’s frustrating,” she continued, “but the truth is, it’s wonderful, because there’s only one thing we’re doing.

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