News Nuggets: Netflix is bringing back 1980s TGIF hit ‘Full House’ with the original cast?

Yet another classic TV show is making a comeback. Netflix is very close to ordering 13 episodes of a new version of “Full House.” Original child stars Candace Cameron Bure and Andrea Barber would star on “Fuller House” with guest appearances by John Stamos, Bob Saget, and Dave Coulier. For kids who grew up the 1980s, this laffer was one of their favorites on ABC’s Friday night “TGIF” lineup for several years. This move follows the recent launch of a sequel to “Boy Meets World” and the upcoming ones for “Coach,” “Twin Peaks,” and “The X-Files.” TV Line

Here is a surprise that is actually not an April fool’s joke. Comic actors Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig have been secretly filming a TV movie that will air on Lifetime. The telefilm “A Deadly Adoption” is about a wealthy couple that welcomes a pregnant woman (Jessica Lowndes) with hopes of adopting her baby. It is part of that cable network’s 25th anniversary of original movies and will likely premiere this summer. TV Guide

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Ethan Hawke now says that losing his Oscar race this year for Best Supporting Actor is actually a good thing. In fact, he would like to continue his losing streak and that one of his “acting ambitions is to beat Peter O’Toole, who got eight” Academy Award nominations and never won. Hawke has had two nods for acting and two for writing so far in his career. He compares himself to the character Obi-Wan Kenobi from “Star Wars,” adding “Strike me now, and I’ll be stronger.” Hollywood Reporter

Two-time Oscar nominee Robert Downey, Jr. will receive the MTV Generation Award at the 2015 MTV Movie Awards. The career achievement trophy will be presented on April 12 by his “Avengers: Age of Ultron” co-stars Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, and Jeremy Renner. Previous recipients have included Mark Wahlberg, Jamie Foxx, Johnny Depp, Ben Stiller, Adam Sandler, Sandra Bullock, Mike Myers, Tom Cruise, and Jim Carrey. Coming Soon

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Nine-time Tony winner Tommy Tune will receive a life achievement award at the 2015 Tony Awards. The dancer, director, actor, and choreographer is cited for “outstanding dedication to theater and iconic achievements over the span” of 50 years in the business. He started in 1962 with the road show of “Irma La Douce” and made his Broadway debut in 1965 with “Baker Street.” Playbill

The Peabody Awards are getting a complete facelift to boost their profile. The awards themselves will continue to honor excellence in electronic media, but the event will now take place at a weekend dinner ceremony hosted by past honoree Fred Armisen (“Portlandia“). This year’s winners will be announced in advance on “Good Morning America,” and the ceremony will be May 31 with portions airing in June on Pivot. The Wrap

Oscar winner Alan Arkin will receive this year’s life achievement award at CinemaCon. The event will take place at the annual conference this month in Las Vegas. The veteran actor is being honored for his roles in such films as “Little Miss Sunshine,” “Argo,” “The Heart is a Lonely Hunter,” and “The In-Laws.” Variety

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