‘Mad About You’ to Reboot on Charter's Spectrum Originals

Mad About You, the Paul Reiser-Helen Hunt comedy that ran on NBC 1992 to 1999, will reboot on Spectrum Originals. Reiser and Hunt return as Paul and Jamie Buchman. Sony Pictures Television produces and Peter Tolan is showrunner.

Helen Hunt via Wikimedia Commons/smokeonthewater

Helen Hunt via Wikimedia Commons/smokeonthewater

It is scheduled to debut in late 2019.

Charter Communications’ Spectrum Originals launches later this year. Charter calls it a “premium content initiative” available to subscribers on-demand and ad-free. Drama L.A.’s Finest premieres May 13.

Hunt will direct the premiere episode of the revived Mad About You.

"We are beyond thrilled to team up with Sony Pictures Television to give Mad About You an exclusive home at Spectrum Originals,” said Katherine Pope, Charter head of original content. “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."

Mad About You is produced by Sony Pictures Television (SPT) in association with Comedy Dynamics. Hunt and Reiser will executive produce alongside Brian Volk-Weiss, Michael Pelmont and Matthew Ochacher for Comedy Dynamics.

"We are so excited to finally be doing this and thrilled to have Peter Tolan as our fearless captain,” Reiser and Hunt said in a joint statement. “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!"

Danny Jacobson, who created the original show with Reiser, will be executive consultant.

“We couldn’t be more excited to work with Helen and Paul and to partner with Spectrum Originals and Katherine, to bring this acclaimed comedy back to life,” said Jeff Frost, president of SPT, Chris Parnell and Jason Clodfelter, co-presidents of SPT. “It has been a labor of love for all involved and we think audiences will relish the next chapter in these wonderful characters’ lives.” 

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