Talks are underway for Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt to bring back the 90s hit Mad About You. Picture: Supplied
Talks are underway for Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt to bring back the 90s hit Mad About You. Picture: Supplied

Rumours of Mad About You reboot

AFTER witnessing the successful reboots of TV classics Will & Grace and Twin Peaks (with a new Roseanne on the way), there are talks that 1990s hit Mad About You will also return to our screens.

According to TVLine, Sony, who produced the show, "has begun informal talks with leads Helen Hunt and Paul Reiser about bringing the series back for a limited run".

Mad About You ran for seven seasons. Picture: Supplied
Mad About You ran for seven seasons. Picture: Supplied

Reiser also co-created the comedy, which centred on married couple Paul and Jamie in New York. The TV show filmed its last episode in 1999.

Media reports suggest that the eighth season would take place in the present day, focusing on the couple's life together after their 17-year-old daughter, Mabel, goes to college.

"If we can find the story to tell, and anybody's interested, I'd be open to it," Reiser told People magazine in October.

After 11 years off-air, Will & Grace returned this year to widespread acclaim. Picture: Chris Haston/NBC via AP
After 11 years off-air, Will & Grace returned this year to widespread acclaim. Picture: Chris Haston/NBC via AP

Reiser, who has most recently been seen in the Netflix hit Stranger Things, told People that until recently he had been wary of any talk of a reboot.

"For years, I would've said, 'Absolutely no. We never would do it,' because I was very proud of how we ended it really well."

Helen Hunt and Paul Reiser wave goodbye during the show’s final episode in 1999. Picture: Supplied
Helen Hunt and Paul Reiser wave goodbye during the show’s final episode in 1999. Picture: Supplied

But Reiser said, "To me, it's interesting when I see my kids are growing and leaving the house. It's like, 'Oh.' 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."

Full House — renamed Fuller House — also made a comeback (minus the Olsen twins). Picture: Supplied
Full House — renamed Fuller House — also made a comeback (minus the Olsen twins). Picture: Supplied

After Mad About You, Hunt's movie career went from strength to strength, with the actress winning an Academy Award for her role alongside Jack Nicholson in As Good As it Gets. She was also garnered a best supporting actress nod for her stellar performance in the 2012 film The Sessions.

Roseanne, which was hugely popular in the early 1990s, is set to return in 2018 with all of the original cast. Picture: ABC
Roseanne, which was hugely popular in the early 1990s, is set to return in 2018 with all of the original cast. Picture: ABC


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