"Mad About You" again? Revival of hit sitcom may be in the works
Michael Tighe/NBC/NBCU Photo BankIf watching Paul Reiser on Stranger Things 2 made you long for the days of his NBC sitcom Mad About You, well, there’s good news. TV Line reports that the show may be revived, a la Will & Grace.
TV Line cites multiple sources as saying that the show’s production company has been in “informal talks” with Reiser and his co-star, Helen Hunt, about Mad About You returning for a limited series. An insider tells the website that the episodes would focus on Reiser and Hunt’s characters, Paul and Jamie, dealing with empty-nest syndrome after their 17-year-old daughter Mabel leaves for college.
Earlier this year, Reiser told People magazine that he’d be interested in bringing back Mad About You if “we can find a story to tell and anybody’s interested.” At that time, he mentioned being open to an empty-nest plotline, noting, “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.”
Mad About You, which won Helen Hunt four Emmys, lasted seven seasons, and ended in 1999 with a flash-forward set 22 years in the future, in which Janeane Garafalo played the adult Mabel. If the series does return — and it may not return on NBC, according to TV Line — that would have to be explained.
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