According to reliable sources, another one of the extremely popular sitcoms from NBC’s “Must See TV” lineup may be headed back to prime time. In fact, there are rumors that Sony Pictures Television Studios is already working on the revival of the hit show, “Mad About You.” Not only is the show set to return, but Helen Hunt and Paul Reiser are also in talks to be reprising their roles as the lovable married couple in New York Jamie and Paul Buchman.
What’s the Show Going to be About?
It has been reported that the series revival, which was created by Danny Jacobson and Reiser, is going to reconnect viewers with Jamie and Paul today, who are dealing with empty nest syndrome with their daughter, Mabel, who is now 17 and in college. The revival has been talked about for quite a while, which some say is in line with the current renaissance of Paul Reiser’s career. Reiser, who has been nominated for Golden Globes and Emmys has also appeared in a number of hit films, including “Concussion,” and Whiplash,” as well as several amazing television shows, including “Red Oaks,” as well as “Stranger Things,” the Netflix phenomenon.
The Impact of “Mad About You”
The sitcom ran for a total of seven seasons, starting in 1992 and ending in 1999. It was aired on NBC and received quite a few Golden Globe and Emmy awards. Additionally, Sony TV also created a China adaptation of “Mad About You.” The return of this show is following a trend of other revivals that have already hit Netflix or television from the 1980s and 1990s, including “Fuller House,” “Will and Grace,” and the reboot that is set to be released soon, “Roseanne.”
Where will the Revival Pick Up?
One of the big questions some have about this revival is how the show is going to pick up. After all, the finale of the original show had fast-forwarded 22 years into the future to show what the characters were doing “now.” According to an interview that was done after Season 2 of “Stranger Things,” with Paul Reiser, the show is essentially going to set-aside that last episode and pretend it never happened. According to Reiser, at the time, when the show was ending, the goal was to make it so it was never tempting to revisit the show. After all, everyone — cast and production staff — were extremely pleased about how it was left. However, Reiser has stated that if there is a story to be told, and viewers are actually interested in it, then it is something worth creating.
When Can You Watch the “Mad About You” Revival?
Right now, there is no official release date about when this revival is going to be aired. However, it is believed that NBC (the company that originally produced it) will not be involved in any way. Now it is just a game of waiting to see when the show is released and whether or not it will be a success or flop.