18 years after Mad About You‘s collection finale aired on NBC, Sony is engaged on bringing the show back for a reboot. Because of the success of the recent revival of Will & Grace and Roseanne, there’s much more cause to mud off one other in style property from the community’s “Should See TV” slate. Fortuitously Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt, who performed married New York couple Paul and Jamie Buchman through the comedy’s authentic run, just closed a deal to reprise their roles, per Leisure Weekly. Co-creator Danny Jacobson can also be set to return.
Mad About You adopted documentary filmmaker Paul and public relations specialist Jamie as they navigated the ups and downs of married life, and featured appearances from their lovely canine Murray and recurring characters performed by Lisa Kudrow and Hank Azaria. It ran for seven seasons between 1992 to 1999 on NBC, racking up a number of Emmys and Golden Globes. It was so profitable, in reality, that Sony later produced an adaptation of the show in China. One other similarity between the revivals of Mad About You and Will & Grace are the collection finales – every ended with important flash-forward sequences. Will Mad About You ignore it fully the way in which Will & Grace did?
In accordance to TV Line, the reboot – which was created by Reiser and TV producer Danny Jacobson – would re-introduce audiences to present-day Paul and Jamie, who’re combating empty-nest syndrome now that their 17-year-old daughter, Mabel, is headed off to school. Throughout an interview with People earlier in 2017, Reiser hinted that the story needed to be good for him and Hunt to return. “If we are able to discover the story to inform, and anyone’s , I might be open to it,” he stated. “To me, it is attention-grabbing after I see my children are rising and leaving the home. It is like, ‘Oh.’ It is like that second if you get married. It is like we’re in a brand new world that we do not know the principles of.”
Since exiting the present, Reiser has discovered success on exhibits like Married, Purple Oaks, and most not too long ago, Stranger Things. Hunt appeared in motion pictures like Solid Away and What Ladies Need earlier than taking a considerably of a break from performing between 2007 and 2010. In 2017 she starred within the TV collection Photographs Fired, in addition to the controversial movie I Love You, Daddy from disgraced comedian Louis C.K.
A launch date continues to be TBD.