Hallmark Channel & Hallmark Movie Channel's 2015 Winter TCA Party - ArrivalsThere's been lots of news on the "Fuller House" front recently, and that includes some new, less depressing plot details courtesy of star Candace Cameron Bure.

One of the biggest developments surrounds Bure's character, D.J., and her backstory, which sounded pretty dark when intel about the series was first released. In the initial show description, D.J., like her father Danny (Bob Saget) before her, was widowed, and raising her kids alone; she was also pregnant, expecting her final child with her late husband. That last part has apparently been scrapped, though, as Bure herself explained in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.

"She's actually not pregnant anymore. The baby's been born," Bure told THR. "We didn't start it off quite so heavy, so some more time has passed than they originally intended."

Apparently, as Bure tells it, the heart of the show is the same, though, just with a slightly lighter jumping off point than that super bleak-sounding original start.

"It is tragedy that starts off the show, which was like the original 'Full House,' but the themes are always heartfelt; it's always a situation you can always learn something from," Bure told THR. "Tonally, it will feel the same as the original 'Full House,' which is heartfelt and funny and family-friendly, but it's current. It's today's time."

And as for Steve (Scott Weinger), D.J.'s high school sweetheart who is set to make a comeback on "Fuller House," he's definitely not playing D.J.'s late husband.

"Rest assured, Steve is not dead," Bure told THR.

"Fuller House" is set to air on Netflix sometime in 2016.

[via: The Hollywood Reporter]

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