With the huge success of TV revivals like Will & Grace and The Conners (formerly Roseanne), it’s no surprise that another classic sitcom is returning to the airwaves.
Very soon, Mad About You will be back on TV with Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt back in their original roles.
The first incarnation of the show followed the everyday misadventures of Paul and Jamie, a married couple from New York City, and ran from 1992 to 1999.
Since 2017, fans have eagerly followed rumors that the show would be revived. But it took some convincing to bring the show back to life, as several networks passed on the project last year.
While the announcement only teases a limited series, it will premiere later in 2019, so you won’t have long to wait.
The co-stars are already back in their old rhythm, judging by their quirky statement about the new show:
"We promise you the same funny and heartwarming show - as soon as we can remember what’s funny about being older," they teased. "It’s going to be great!"
That backs up what Hunt has already said about the new show, which will focus on how Paul and Jamie’s lives have changed over the last two decades. In fact, their daughter Mabel (who was born during the original series) is now 17 and set to leave their home for good.
"I’ve always been interested with this show: What is it like to love someone over time?" Hunt told HuffPost about the series.
"That’s been the thing that hooked me into doing it in the first place. It’s one thing to love somebody after a year and it’s another thing to love somebody after seven years. To check in on what’s the grace and the grit of loving someone after 20 years? That’s a pretty terrific prospect."
Sony Pictures Television is backing the revival, which will air on the on demand channel Spectrum Originals.