The Fuller House hiatus is not anywhere close to the end — at least when you’re talking about new episodes streaming on Netflix. There’s a little solace to be had in knowing that filming is underway, and that the cast and crew are a couple of weeks into the action. Season 5 brings a new baby, Steve and DJ’s relationship, and more of the comedy you love. That plus the warm family-vibes are the reasons why this show made it here in the first place.
So as a teaser for the final episodes we are going to dive into some casting news. In a new post on Instagram, Candace Cameron Bure confirmed that comedic character actor Mindy Sterling is going to be appearing in at least one episode. Sterling’s got an impressive resume, including black-ish, The Goldbergs, iCarly, Desperate Housewives, Reno 911!, The Larry Sanders Show, and plenty of others. She’s one of those performers who comes in and only does a few episodes, but plays a character so memorable you will remember them always and assume they were around so much longer.
Based on Bure’s image, you can easily guess that Sterling’s appearance comes about amidst some sort of cooking class. This feels like the sort of thing DJ and Steve would try as a date before they burn something and/or start a food fight. Basically a classic sitcom rule that if you attend a cooking classic, something terrible has to go wrong.
Much of season 5 could be about the progression of the DJ/Steve relationship, and it certainly feels like the right way to end this show would be with the two of them getting married. Sure, we recognize that Stephanie and Jimmy are also engaged, but go ahead and go the double-wedding route! What’s the worst that could happen? (Okay, don’t answer that.) While it may be the most predictable option, Fuller House isn’t really the sort of show designated to keep you on your toes. It’s the kind you put on when you’ve had a long day and you just want to laugh with a pint of ice cream, and a slice of pie.
There are many Fuller House season 5 episodes still left to film; we don’t want to make any false promises, but we sure expect there to be plenty more teases, guest castings, and maybe a trailer/premiere date announcement at some point this fall. We don’t expect the final season until late November/December, so there’s no expectation for Netflix to hurry things along.
While you continue this arduous wait, just check out the link here to see some other updates … and also let us know in the comments what you want to see before the Full House/Fuller House saga comes to a close. (Photo: Netflix.)