What About Barb?

What About Barb?: Jessica Gunning, Leah Remini to Star in NBC Reboot

British actress Jessica Gunning (Prime Suspect) and King of Queens vet Leah Remini are set to succeed Bill Murray and Richard Dreyfuss in NBC’s female-spun What About Bob? reboot, What About Barb?

The half-hour comedy pilot — which, like the 1991 hit film, centers on the love-hate relationship between a psychotherapist (Remini) and a patient (Gunning) — is being shepherded by Joe Port and Joe Wiseman (The Office, The Odd Couple).

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10 Comments
  1. Brock Hard says:

    Make this about Barb from Stranger Things and you have me.

  2. pattyg says:

    They really need to get Shannon Purser involved in this somehow

  3. Collette says:

    Ye Gods and little fishes! NO MORE REBOOTS! Changing the gender, race or orientation does not work on something that doesn’t need to be remade at all. A PITA like Bob will not be humorously annoying as a female. People perceive relentless females in an entirely different way. This will be a disaster.

    • Tom says:

      *nods, points at the recent Uncle Buck reboot* I’m honestly surprised there wasn’t a ruckus about having a black man play a character named “Uncle Buck”

  4. Tom says:

    Merciful FSM they’re really doing this? It’s really going forwards? Seriously?

  5. maggie says:

    Jessica Gunning is a terrific actress, but I don’t see this working.

  6. Terithecook says:

    I love Leah Remini, I hope this works! I have wait, it’s Leah, it will work!

  7. CW says:

    I bet Scientology is producing this just to give Leah something else to do other than focus on them. LOL