Fuller House will be returning for its fourth season, but showrunner Jeff Franklin will not.
Variety reports that Franklin got booted off the show after he was allegedly verbally abusive to staffers and said inappropriate remarks in the writers' room that included mentions of his sex life. Staffers also reportedly said Franklin would often hire the women he dated to play small roles in the hit Netflix series.
Now, Warner Bros. TV is confirming that Franklin has produced his last season with the show. "We are not renewing Jeff Franklin’s production deal and he will no longer be working on Fuller House," read the statement. Franklin's lawyer, Stanton Larry Stein, declined Variety's request for a comment on the scandal.
This may not have been the first time official complaints about Franklin were made. A Variety source revealed that two years ago, an anonymous person warned Warner Bros. Franklin was "a walking lawsuit waiting to happen." It seems they're finally heeding those words.
Prior to Fuller House, which is a spinoff of the '90s sitcom Full House, Franklin worked on other popular '90s series like Hangin' with Mr. Cooper and Malcolm & Eddie. He also served as an executive producer for the Tatyana Ali–led series Love That Girl! But Franklin might be hard pressed to land his next gig with the latest allegations.