Unfortunately, it looks like the Mad About You revival season may not be happening after all. Though original series stars Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt had both closed deals to reprise their roles as Paul and Jamie Buckman, Reiser now reveals that the development of the series may be stuck in a business limbo.
On Wednesday, Reiser gave an update on the development of the series to the Tampa Bay Times saying:
[row]“It’s kind of stuck in the business end of it now. Sony is trying to figure out from their end; that’s where I just walk away and go, call me when you figure it out. I don’t know what happens at that level. They make their deals with whoever they make their deals with. So we’ll see if it happens. It may not happen. It likely won’t happen. My guess is it won’t happen.”[/row]
That’s surely disappointing news for fans who were looking forward to seeing their favorite characters back in action. The revival season would have most likely picked up with the lives of the Buckmans 20 years after we last saw them. Paul and Jamie would be struggling with empty-nest syndrome. Their daughter Mabel (fans will remember her name stands for Mothers Always Bring Extra Love), who would be around 17 years old now, would have just been accepted to college and the family would be preparing for their daughter to leave home for the first time.
Mad About You officially wrapped its first run in 1999 after seven seasons on the air. During its time on air, the series received five Emmy nominations for Best Comedy with Helen Hunt winning for Best Actress in a Comedy Series four years in a row.
Only time will tell is a revival season will be able to make it to air.
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