The long-winded “Mad About You” revival is finally underway, but not at NBC.
Charter’s Spectrum has ordered a limited series in which Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt will resume their roles as Paul and Jamie Buchman, who make their debut at the end of 2019. Peter Tolan will perform as a show runner and executive producer and writer for the series and Hunt will direct the first episode. Danny Jacobson, who co-created the show with Reiser as executive advisor.
“Mad About You” is the second remarkable series to be picked up by Charter’s Spectrum, alongside the spin-off “Bad Boys”, “the best of L.A.”.
“We are so excited to finally do this and delighted Peter Tolan as our fearless captain,” said Reiser and Hunt in a joint statement. “We promise you the same funny and heart-warming show – as soon as we can remember what’s funny about aging, it’s going to be great!”
Sony, the studio behind the former NBC sitcom, has been working on a revival for a while and nearly a year ago closed deals with Reiser, Hunt and Jacobson. “Mad About You” originally ran seven seasons on NBC from 1992 to 1999 and won 12 Primetime Emmys (including four in a row for a Hunt for Outstanding Lead Actress in a comedy).
“We are more than happy to partner with Sony Pictures Television to offer ‘Mad About You’ an exclusive home to Spectrum Originals, ‘said Katherine Pope, head of original content.” Two decades ago fans fell in love with this show , and this time this will not be different, because Paul, Helen and Peter are investigating modern marriage through the eyes of two people who have just become empty nesters. We can not wait until everyone falls in love with the Buchmans again. “
“Mad About You” was produced by Sony Pictures Television in collaboration with Comedy Dynamics. Hunt and Reiser produce besides Brian Volk-Weiss, Michael Pelmont and Matthew Ochacher for Comedy Dynamics.