Helen Hunt And Paul Reiser Are Signed On For The ‘Mad About You’ Revival
In case you weren't already excited for "Mad About You" to come back on the air!
Get ready to see some familiar faces, y’all.
Co-creator Danny Jacobson is also on board to return, and that’s definitely a good sign.
The original series aired on NBC from 1992-1999 and was a runaway hit.
“Mad About You” follows the hilarious antics and major life struggles of a married couple living in NYC.
Reiser plays Paul Buchman, a documentary filmmaker, and Hunt is his better half, Jamie Stemple Buchman, a PR specialist.
The revival will be set in present day and will follow Paul and Jamie’s lives after Mabel, their 17-year-old daughter, is accepted into college.
The series finale will be disregarded since it featured a two-decade time leap. This narrative choice is in line with how “Roseanne” and “Will & Grace” tossed their series finales out the window.
It’s important to note, however, that “Mad About You” does not have a home yet.
The series is being shopped around, and, given the bombastic success of “Roseanne” and “Will & Grace,” we’re sure it’ll be snatched up in no time.
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During its seven-season run, “Mad About You” was a massive hit for NBC. The series garnered a Golden Globe, a Peabody Award, and multiple Emmy nominations.
In fact, Hunt snagged the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series four years in a row!
Given how close the cast remains, it’s not surprising the revival has been greenlit.
“The dream is to get to do it,” Hunt revealed in an interview with People. “I’ve been watching “Will & Grace” and laughing so hard out loud, they’re just crushing it. I have remained very, very close friends with Paul. Reboot, or no reboot we have lunch once a month. We really enjoy and care for each other. It was a very loving piece of work. We loved it. It would be fun to work on something that’s really about love. We’ll be older though — I hope people are prepared for that. I’m not prepared for it!”
Earlier this year, Reiser hinted that “Mad About You” may get a reboot.
“If we can find the story to tell, and anybody’s interested, I’d be open to it,” he told People. “To me, it’s interesting when I see my kids are growing and leaving the house. It’s like, ‘Oh.’ It’s like that moment when you get married. It’s like we’re in a new world that we don’t know the rules of.”
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Written by Areeba Abid for Zimbio.