Don’t be mad at us, but another TV revival is close to becoming a reality.
Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt have signed on to reprise the lead roles in a revival of Mad About You, according to EW.com. Danny Jacobson, who co-created the original 1992-99 NBC sitcom with Reiser, has also closed a deal with producers Sony Pictures Television to return. The revival doesn’t have a network attached to it yet, but with the runaway ratings success of fellow ’90s revivals Roseanne and Will & Grace, it’s just a matter of when (and where), and not if.
TVLine first reported back in December that a Mad About You continuation was in the works, with Reiser and Hunt both considering a return to the sitcom fold. The two starred as Paul and Jamie Buchman, a pair of married New York yuppies dealing with the ups and downs of wedded bliss. (They also had a cute dog named Murray, it should be noted.) The show was a key cog in NBC’s mid-’90s Must-See TV lineup, with Hunt winning four straight Emmys for best lead actress in a comedy.
Are you ready to jump back into the final frontier with an older Paul and Jamie? Share your reaction to the Mad About You revival in the comments.