Netflix has renewed "Fuller House" -- the critically derided but remarkably popular sequel to "Full House" -- for another season. (Courtesy Netflix)

Netflix has renewed "Fuller House" -- the critically derided but remarkably popular sequel to "Full House" -- for another season. (Courtesy Netflix)

Scoop: Critics, be damned — ‘Fuller House’ is comin’ back

Even though critics heartily panned the new “Fuller House” — the Washington Post’s Hank Stuever called it “another one of TV’s underwhelming acts of resurrection” and Vulture’s Margaret Lyons described the first four minutes of the show as “the most excruciating four TV minutes ever broadcast: shrill, garish, unfunny and further poisoned by the live audience’s baffling apparent appetite to hear the catchphrases of the show repeated now” – it’s already been renewed for a second season.

On Wednesday, Netflix announced that the “Full House” sequel, which premiered Feb. 26, will return on the streaming platform, with Candace Cameron Bure, Andrea Barber and Jodie Sweetin, and cameos from “Full House” cast members Bob Saget, John Stamos, Lori Loughlin, Scott Weinger and Dave Coulier. (Note: The Olsen twins were too cool and smart to return.)

The date for the upcoming season’s premiere was not revealed, though a tweet offered, “coming soon to Netflix.”

In the show, Cameron Bure’s D.J. Tanner-Fuller is a widowed mom of three boys who moves back to her cool vintage Laurel Heights home (where nothing, including the bad jokes, has changed in two decades) and enlists younger sister Stephanie (Sweetin) and best friend Kimmy Gibbler (Barber) to help raise the family.

Time to hit Twitter to weigh in about whether Mary-Kate and Ashley will come back to the fold.

TOMMY CHONG VISITS LIVE 105

Chatting with KITS Live 105 radio’s Kevin Klein Wednesday morning, Tommy Chong (of Cheech & Chong comedy fame) said the Reddit CEO gave him a “nice, big, care package of weed” and at Google, he saw “potheads smokin’ up and designing all kinds of weird things.”

He also told Klein, formerly of “The Playboy Morning Show” on SiriusXM, “I’m glad you’re still on the air.”

QUICK TAKES

Tickets are still available for Prince’s recently announced concert on Friday at Oracle Arena. ,,, Poet and scholar Matthew Zapruder, from Saint Mary’s College in Moraga, has been named New York Times Magazine’s new poetry column editor. … Woody Allen’s godson Quincy Rose is premiering his film, “Friends Effing Friends Effing Friends, a “fidelity and modern romance comedy,” at Cinequest, the Silicon Valley film festival on Saturday. ,,, Former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle, a few months into a nearly 16-year sentence for child pornography and having sex with underage prostitutes, has gained 30 pounds in a Colorado prison.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Actress Jessica Biel is 34….Actress Julie Bowen is 46…. Actress Miranda Richardson is 58…. Singer-musician Robyn Hitchcock is 63…. Singer Jennifer Warnes is 69…. Movie producer-director George Miller is 71.

— Staff, wire reports

Got scoops or Bay Area celebrity gossip? Email scoop@sfexaminer.com.


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