Here is an update of a blog post I made in April 2018:
PAUL REISER SAYS MAD ABOUT YOU REVIVAL UNLIKELY
Womp! After getting fans excited for the past year, Paul Reiser is walking it back his claims about an imminent revival of Mad About You reboot. “It’s kind of stuck in the business end of it now,” Reiser said of the new series in an interview with the Tampa Bay Times. The rebooted version would have focused on Reiser and Helen Hunt’s characters dealing with their empty nest after their daughter leaves for college. Reiser continued: “Sony is trying to figure out from their end; that’s where I just walk away and go, call me when you figure it out. I don’t know what happens at that level. They make their deals with whoever they make their deals with. So we’ll see if it happens. It may not happen. It likely won’t happen. My guess is it won’t happen.” NBC, ABC and Fox have passed on a revival. Reiser is holding out very tenuous hope for a streamer to pick it up. Would you tune in?
MAD ABOUT YOU REVIVAL IS A GO!
Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt have signed on for a revival of Mad About You. No network has picked it up yet.
Helen Hunt is all-in for a Mad About You reboot, on one condition. "In the tradition of not wanting it to suck, we would like to do it, although we felt very proud of what we did, we just don't want to wreck it and make it sucky" Hunt said on The Late Late Show With James Corden Tuesday night. "That's the goal, really." If a Mad About You reboot happens, it would follow Roseanne, Will & Grace and (soon) Murphy Brown.