The Mad About You revival has found a home. The Sony-produced comedy that will reunite Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt has been picked up by Spectrum Originals, Charter Communications’ premium content platform that’s available by subscription.
Peter Tolan will serve as the showrunner, and Hunt will direct the first episode of the revival that’s being called a limited series for now. Danny Jacobson, who co-created the show with Reiser, will serve as an executive consultant for the series that will launch in late 2019.
“We are so excited to finally be doing this and thrilled to have Peter Tolan as our fearless captain,” according to a joint statement released by Reiser and Hunt. “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!”
“We are beyond thrilled to team up with Sony Pictures Television to give Mad About You an exclusive home at Spectrum Originals,” added Original Content head Katherine Pope in a statement. “Two decades ago, fans fell in love with this show, and this time will be no different as Paul, Helen and Peter explore modern marriage through the eyes of two people who have just become empty-nesters. We can’t wait for everyone to fall in love with the Buchmans all over again.”
Negotiations to revive the series, which aired on NBC from 1992 to 1999, began in 2018. The sitcom focused on the marriage between a documentary filmmaker (Reiser) and a PR specialist (Hunt). Hunt won four Emmys for playing Jamie Buchman.
Spectrum Originals will launch this year with the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced drama L.A.’s Finest starring Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba. Other series in the works include the street race drama Curfew and a show called Manhunt.