Stephen Colbert Gives Full House The Gritty Cop Drama Reboot It Really Needs
While we were originally pumped that Full House was coming back with its Netflix sequel, Fuller House, the general consensus is that the show, well, sucks. That didn’t stop the series from getting renewed for a second season though, so maybe the producers can shake things up and give Fuller House a darker side that would fit better with its other shows (Narcos, House of Cards, etc). And it so happens, Stephen Colbert even has the perfect premise for it.
On last night’s Late Show, Stephen helped Bob Saget, Dave Coulier and John Stamos bring Full House Nights, a dark cop procedural, to life. The show follows the “adult roommate detectives” who “after the Tanner kids go to sleep” solve crimes on the mean streets of San Francisco. After the new Tom Waits style title sequence, we get a peak at the “Full House Daddies” first case involving drug kingpin Demetri (who looks strangely like Stephen Colbert with a mustache and tracksuit). When the bad cop/good cop pair of Uncle Jesse and Danny can’t crack this bad guy, they turn to the man that can get him to talk- impressionist cop courtesy of Uncle Joey. When Bullwinkle and Popeye don’t work, Joey brings out the big gun of Scooby Doo and Demetri finally tells them what they need to know. Danny, seeing the good in him, gives Demetri the requisite Full House life lesson speech and asks him to move in with him to help raise his daughters (except Michelle, she’s ummm busy).
Even though Full House Nights was sadly canceled after that one episode, it looks like we have our frontrunners for the cast of True Detective Season 3.