NEW YORK — The San Francisco earthquake shook up a lot of kids all over the country, and Jeff Franklin, creator and executive producer of ABC's "Full House," has written an episode to reassure them and their parents.
The "Aftershocks" episode airs at 8 p.m. Friday.
For those who are not familiar with the show--the most popular series on Friday night and the most popular of all among the 2-to-11 year-old set--it deals with a young widower with three children who has brought in two male friends to help him raise the motherless brood.
It is set in San Francisco, and in this episode, the middle child, Stephanie, 7, suffers aftershocks of fear about the earthquake and also, because of the earthquake, fears of separation from her remaining parent to whom she clings.
" 'Full House' is set in San Francisco and, of course, we were all deeply affected by the tragedy there and we didn't want to ignore the fact on our show," Franklin said in an interview.