Mad About You was one of the best comedies when I’m growing up, while it was still highly syndicated. I was a pretty young kid when I use to watch the show, but I loved the dynamics between Paul (Paul Reiser) and Jamie (Helen Hunt), and was so in love with the fun couple who lived in New York with their dog, Murray, and watched movies and had a fun and funny relationship.
I am so excited that Mad About You is being rebooted! Slashfilm reports that the show will air on the premium content platform Spectrum Originals. I have no idea what that is maybe I should Google and see now what that is, but if it shows itself, and tells me it has episodes of Mad About You, I’ll subscribe for sure. The reboot is being billed as a limited series, so that’s kind of a letdown, but Big Little Lies was also billed as a limited series, and we talked them into sticking around. I wouldn’t be surprised if it did well, and got another season or two. Both Reiser and Hunt will reprise their roles, with Hunt directing the first episode. Danny Jacobson, who co-created the original series with Reiser, will serve as executive producer. Peter Tolan (Rescue Me, The Jim Gaffigan Show) will serve as showrunner.
Here’s what Reiser and Hunt had to say about the series:
“We are so excited to finally be doing this and thrilled to have Peter Tolan as our fearless captain,” said Reiser and Hunt in a joint statement. “We promise you the same funny and heartwarming show – as soon as we can remember what’s funny about being older. It’s going to be great!”