John Stamos to Lead ABC Midseason Drama MEMBERS ONLY; New Comedy Series Role Also on Tap
Deadline reports that John Stamos will take on the starring role in ABC's midseason drama series MEMBERS ONLY. In addition, the 'Full House' star will join forces with producer Dan Fogelman on a comedy series, in which he will topline and executive produce.
Just recently, it was announced that the 'ER' star and Broadway vet will be involved in a reboot of the hit ABC comedy FULL HOUSE, currently in development at Warner Bros. TV. According to the site, that project is being considered for pick up from Netflix.
Members Only is described as "an upstairs/downstairs drama set at an exclusive Connecticut country club, centered on the club's leisure-class members and the working-class employees that make the place tick." Stamos will take on the role of the husband of Mickey, played by Natalie Zea, a "fast-talking hedge-fund billionaire whose marriage to Mickey has bought him what his money never could: membership."
The comedy series project, to be penned by 'The Office's Danny Chun, will see Stamos portraying a version of himself - "a charismatic guy who has always been popular with the ladies. His life is turned upside down when he discovers that he has a grown son who is nothing like him - he is nerdy and awkward. Stamos' character is shocked even more to find out that his son has a son of his own, making him a grandfather."
In addition Stamos is producing a Beach Boys-themed musical All Summer Long for FOX 2000 along with 'Smash' duo Craig Zadan and Neil Meron.
Stamos' Broadway credits include the Tony Award-winning "NINE." and the Broadway revival of 'Bye Bye Birdie.' His Broadway debut came in 1997's "How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" and, in 2000, he starred as the Emcee in "Caberet," which was very well received.
His recent film credits include the independent films I Am Stamos and Knots. Through his St. Amos banner, Stamos has many television projects in the works, including the TV Movie "Dillinger" for TNT, and co-producing a feature film version of the TV Classic "The Jeffersons" for Sony. Additional producing credits include an Emmy nomination in 2000 for co-producing the ABC miniseries "Beach Boys: An American Family" and the highly rated CBS telefilm "Martin & Lewis."
Not limiting himself to behind-the-camera work, he recently appeared in the ABC comedy "Jake in Progress." In 2001, he starred in the ABC romantic comedy "Thieves" about a pair of master thieves who become covert government agents.
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