The broadcaster has struck a deal for the rights with Sony Pictures Television, which produced the series. Over seven seasons, ending in 1999, Reiser and Hunt played Paul and Jamie Buchman, a married couple in New York City who mine the gentle humor in domesticity and life’s everyday situations.
This comes ahead of the launch of the reboot in late 2019. In March, Spectrum Originals picked up the half-hour comedy Mad About You as a limited series with showrunner Peter Tolan. The new installment is to be set 20 years after the original series’ seven-season run ended on NBC. It will center on empty-nesters Paul and Jamie as they navigate their marriage; the trials of middle age’ and their unpredictable, hard-to-control daughter Mabel.
Hunt will direct the first episode of the revival, with Danny Jacobson, who co-created the original series with Reiser, serving as an executive consultant.