The Buchmans are back, but this time they’re empty nesters.
Mad About You, the hit series that ran seven seasons from 1992 to 1999, is officially hopping on the reboot bandwagon 20 years later.
The series, which initially centered on newlyweds Paul (Paul Reiser) and Jamie Buchman (Helen Hunt), will launch on the newly formed Spectrum Originals digital streaming platform this fall.
Both Reiser and Hunt will reprise their roles, but instead of enduring the trials and tribulations of marriage, the show will follow the couple as they come to terms with their 17-year-old daughter Mabel’s admission to college.
In its original incarnation, the series ended with a flash-forward that showed Mabel as a filmmaker sharing the story of her parents’ divorce. Obviously, as with Roseanne and Will and Grace, we’ll just have to pretend that didn’t happen.
The ’90s version of the series also starred Anne Ramsay (Lisa Stemple), Leila Kenzle (Fran Devanow), John Pankow (Ira Buchman), Richard Kind (Dr. Mark Devanow) and Lisa Kudrow (Ursula Buffay, twin sister of Friends’ Phoebe), though it’s unclear whether they’ll all return for the reboot. We do know, however, that Peter Tolan (The Jim Gaffigan Show) is set to serve as showrunner and Hunt will direct the first episode. Both Hunt, who won four Emmys between 1996 and 1999 for her work on the series, and Reiser will also executive produce.
Mad About You returns to the small screen in September and will be exclusively available to Spectrum video subscribers on-demand.
We’ll dust off our ’90s garb in preparation.