EXCLUSIVE: Abby Quinn (Landline) is set to star opposite Helen Hunt and Paul Reiser in Mad About You, the upcoming limited event series for Spectrum Originals, a follow-up to the popular 1990s NBC comedy series.
Quinn will play Mabel, the grownup daughter of Paul (Reiser) and Jamie (Hunt) Buchman.
In its return, Mad About You will explore the modern marriage through the eyes of the Buchmans (Reiser and Hunt) as newly minted empty-nesters after dropping their unpredictable, hard-to-control daughter Mabel off at college.
On the original sitcom, Mabel — whose name was an acronym derived from a saying that Jamie’s mother liked: “Mothers Always Bring Extra Love” — was introduced at the start of Season 6. The infant/toddler was portrayed by two sets of twins during Season 6 and the show’s final seventh season. In the Season 6 episode “Letters to Mabel,” an 18-year-old Mabel is played by Meredith Bishop. In the series finale, a teen Mabel was played by Cara DeLizia and an adult Mabel was played by Janeane Garofalo.
Mad About You aired on NBC from 1992-99 and won multiple Emmys. All 164 original episodes are now available free on-demand, exclusively for Spectrum subscribers.
The Mad About You revival is produced by Sony Pictures Television in association with Comedy Dynamics. Peter Tolan serves as showrunner, executive producer and writer. Hunt and Reiser executive produce alongside Brian Volk-Weiss, Michael Pelmont and Matthew Ochacher. Danny Jacobson, who co-created the show with Reiser will serve as an executive consultant.
Quinn is onscreen in After the Wedding opposite Julianne Moore, Michelle Williams and Billy Crudup. She will be seen later this year in Sony Pictures and Greta Gerwig’s Little Women, and the Warner Bros. digital feature Good Girls Get High.
Quinn is repped by CAA, Rebecca Kitt & Associates and Meyer & Downs.