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The Real Cast of Full House Reacts to Lifetime's Unauthorized Story: 'So Bad. Just So Bad.'

The Real Cast of Full House Reacts to Lifetime's Unauthorized Story: 'So Bad. Just So Bad.'

Originally posted 08/23/2015 11:05AM

The original stars of Full House (and its upcoming Netflix sequel) had no mercy when it came to Lifetime's TV movie, The Unauthorized Full House Story, which aired Saturday night.

Several of the beloved show's cast members took to Twitter to issue their opinions on the film, which promised drama but fell a little flat.

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REVIEW: Lifetime's Unauthorized Full House Story Comes Up Empty

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REVIEW: Lifetime's Unauthorized Full House Story Comes Up Empty

Originally posted 08/22/2015 12:35PM

The Unauthorized Full House Story, Lifetime's second foray into a behind-the-scenes movie franchise about old TV shows, is perfunctory and flavorless. It could be a project dumped on a director and crew imprisoned in a penal colony.

PRISONER: I was hoping maybe, if we had the resources here, to do a reboot of Romy and Michele's High School Reunion. Might that please the Commandant?
GUARD IN CHARGE OF WEEKEND ENTERTAINMENT: You will film the production that the Commandant has greenlighted and no other! The Commandant suggests that you begin immediately to cast the central role of "Bob Saget."

The Unauthorized Full House Story proceeds through the history of the ABC series (1987–95) without much ado and without any scandal. You learn that the show was initially conceived as House of Comics and that those adorable Olsen twins, Mary-Kate and Ashley, still needed potty breaks at that point in their legendary careers. It also includes this line of dialogue: "Bob Saget is Danny Tanner!"

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6 Burning Questions We Hope The Unauthorized Full House Story Answers

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6 Burning Questions We Hope The Unauthorized Full House Story Answers

Originally posted 08/20/2015 03:30PM

While Full House spin-off Fuller House won't debut until next year on Netflix, we have Lifetime's The Unauthorized Full House Story to tide us over with juicy behind-the-scenes details about the beloved 1990s sitcom.

We already know the TV movie will cover John Stamos' frustrations with Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, plus the twins' serious salary negotiations, but we're still anxious to find out if the TV movie will depict a few more intriguing moments in Full House history.

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Watch a Fitness Fanatic and 'Big Beautiful Woman' Clash on Living with the Enemy (Video)

Originally posted 07/07/2015 03:00PM

What happens when a fitness nut and a plus-size model and blogger are forced to live with each other for eight days?

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FROM EW: Unauthorized Melrose Place Story in the Works from Lifetime

FROM EW: Unauthorized Melrose Place Story in the Works from Lifetime

Originally posted 07/01/2015 11:30PM

The movie will highlight all of the behind-the-scenes drama from early casting snags to Heather Locklear’s arrival to the series

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A Deadly Adoption: The PEOPLE Review

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A Deadly Adoption: The PEOPLE Review

Originally posted 06/21/2015 12:00AM

Well, what the hell was that?

A Deadly Adoption, Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig's secretive Lifetime movie project, wasn't strictly a parody of Lifetime movies.

It was, more accurately, an out-and-out Lifetime movie, just performed with an awareness of the easily mocked conventions of the genre, its clichéd situations and dialogue – "You're not supposed to be here! I told you to meet me at the cabin!" – all of it performed with a slight but very precise ironic distancing.

That gap, that distance, was so small it could only be measured metrically, perhaps in millimeters.

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Check Out Uncle Jesse and the Rest of the Cast in The Unauthorized Full House Story (Video)

Originally posted 06/19/2015 11:50PM

[BRIGHTCOVE "4309007892001" "" "" "auto"] Yep, the set looks the same – and the cast bares a striking resemblance to the original actors.

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Coming Soon: Beverly Hills, 90210, the Unauthorized Lifetime Original Movie

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Lifetime to Give Beverly Hills, 90210 the Unauthorized TV Movie Treatment

Originally posted 06/15/2015 08:10PM

If Saved by the Bell got one and Full House is getting one, then it follows that fellow '90s TV series Beverly Hills, 90210 would get one, too.

Soon, Lifetime will be titillating viewers with all the juicy, behind-the-scenes drama that played out on the set of the Aaron Spelling-produced Fox teen drama, which first starting airing in October 1990 – nearly 25 years ago – According to The Wrap reports.

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You Can Breathe Now: The Trailer for A Deadly Adoption Is Here

Originally posted 06/11/2015 02:55PM

[YOUTUBE "ZXzoTZtKY0k"] To all fans of Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig and/or Lifetime movies about stupid nice people who become the prey of crafty mean people: A 20-second teaser has been released by the cable network to promote their buzzy, top-secret project A Deadly Adoption.

The movie stars Ferrell, 47, and Wiig, 41, as a couple who take in a young pregnant women (90210 alum Jessica Lowndes) in the hopes of adopting her baby after it's born.

Judging from the trailer, which has Ferrell with a blood stain on his workout hoodie and Wiig lifting a pistol and taking aim, things go wrong.

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FIRST LOOK: See Who's on Board for The Unauthorized Full House Story

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FIRST LOOK: See Who's on Board for The Unauthorized Full House Story

Originally posted 06/04/2015 01:00PM

What really went on behind the scenes at Full House? Lifetime says they have answers.

This Aug. 22, the network premieres The Unauthorized Full House Story and promises plenty of scoop from the 1987 family comedy that made megastars of John Stamos and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.

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