Wednesday, April 17, 2024

TV: Olsen Twins Won’t Be on Full House Reboot, Matthew Goode Left “The Good Wife”


Mary Elizabeth and Ashley Olsen will not be playing Michelle Tanner on “Fuller House,” the “Full House” reboot on Netflix. Apparently they were too scary for Netflix, no one would be able to explain their whole gestalt. When they were children they alternated playing one little girl who looked like a pencil troll. But now that they’re fashionistas, the girls don’t have time to trade double entendres with Bob Saget. Also one of them dates Pierre Elliot Trudeau’s brother — or someone who speaks French– and the whole thing didn’t translate.

I thought it would have been funny if the new show revealed there had been twins, we only saw them one at a time when they were children, and Saget’s character had pulled a fast one on Lori Loughlin. But cynicism is not part of Candace Cameron’s strong suit. Maybe they’ll just say Michelle is in New York designing childrens’ wear.

Meantime, no surprise, Matthew Goode is not on “The Good Wife” this fall. How could he be? He’s been filming the final season of “Downton Abbey,” in which he marries Mary Crawley, becomes the Earl of Grantham, and has tea with Maggie Smith. Maybe he could return to “The Good Wife” when “Downton” is over, to marry Alicia at the end of that series. Goode deserves a movie career, really, so let’s hope that’s where things go after the Crawleys discover dry cleaning, air conditioning, and that you make a sandwich for yourself.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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