Fuller House Just Found Its Replacements For Former Showrunner Jeff Franklin
The dust is finally starting to settle on the recent behind-the-scenes drama on Fuller House. The series has just announced the people who will take over for former showrunner Jeff Franklin. Netflix has promoted Steve Baldikoski and Bryan Behar from co-executive producers up to co-showrunners to take up the torch in the wake of the former creator’s firing. Both Baldikoski and Behar are highly qualified to take on the responsibility and have enough experience between them that Netflix should have no worries about the future of its coveted revival.
Steve Baldikoski and Bryan Behar weren’t around for Full House, but have been with Fuller House as co-executive producers since the show’s beginning. The duo has been a part of many television comedies with their shared credentials including work as co-executive producers or supervising producers on shows like Last Man Standing, The New Adventures of Old Christine, and 8 Simple Rules just to name a few. THR reports the duo is set to take over as showrunners at the beginning of Season 4 of Fuller House, which is set to go into production sometime later this year.
Steve Baldikoski and Bryan Behar’s promotion is the latest in the story surrounding the removal of Full House and Fuller House series creator Jeff Franklin, who was fired after several complaints of behavioral misconduct on set. Warner Bros. TV was told that Franklin was verbally abusive to staff members, made inappropriate comments about his sex life, and would frequently cast women he was dating in bit roles for episodes. While Franklin’s reported remarks and behavior were inappropriate, it has been noted that Franklin had not been accused of sexual harassment or sexual assault. Franklin has not commented on the complaints lodged against him, but did publicly address his firing and thanked the cast for the journey he’s shared with them.
Fuller House likely won’t change much under Steve Baldikoski and Bryan Behar, but if it did, the show’s direction could only benefit from the two’s impressive experience in the field of the modern comedy sitcom. Additionally, both Baldikoski and Behar have been with Fuller House since day one, so the two more than likely have a solid grasp of what has and hasn’t worked for the series thus far. It’s even possible the two might turn things around so much they’ll convince the Olsen twins to make an appearance, although that’s probably never happening regardless of Jeff Franklin’s involvement.
Fuller House is currently streaming Seasons 1-3 on Netflix, and Season 4 is said to be entering production later this year. For a look at what other titles are headed to Netflix, head on over to our Netflix premiere guide. Those curious as to what’s happening in television in general over the next couple months can find out with our midseason premiere guide.