Full House proudly embraced the cheese factor during its eight-season run on ABC, and the sequel series Fuller House has doubled down on that strategy, this time adding a cloying dose of nostalgia to the already muddled mix. The show may not have been able to secure a cameo from the elusive Olsen twins, but it’ll be damned if it doesn’t try to give fans every other indication that not much has changed with the extended Tanner clan since the early ’90s.
That’s where the show’s latest casting announcement comes in: TV Guide reports that aging boy band New Kids on the Block will make an appearance on the program sometime during its sophomore season. (The official Fuller House Twitter account later confirmed that report.) According to the site, the cameo is tied to D.J.’s (Candace Cameron Bure) birthday, which Kimmy (Andrea Barber) and Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin) manage to ruin; in an effort to make up with Deej, they somehow secure NKOTB to crash D.J.’s bash instead.
Bure, Barber, and Sweetin revealed in an interview with Rotten Tomatoes earlier this year that Full House had tried — and failed — to secure a NKOTB cameo back in the day. But with all those Beach Boys appearances, the Kids probably felt they had too much competition from Uncle Jesse’s favorite group to make a memorable appearance. This time, Mike Love and co. aren’t standing in Jordan Knight’s way.
Fuller House apparently doesn’t need the ratings help, but NKOTB will likely attract even more ’90s-loving eyeballs to the sitcom. Season two is set to hit Netflix sometime later this year.
(Via: TV Guide)