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Posted Tuesday 7/10/18 at 1:20PM EDT
Paul Reiser on a Mad About You revival: "My guess is it won’t happen"
"It’s kind of stuck in the business end of it now," Reiser told the Tampa Bay Times on Monday. "Sony is trying to figure out from their end; that’s where I just walk away and go, call me when you figure it out. I don’t know what happens at that level. They make their deals with whoever they make their deals with. So we’ll see if it happens. It may not happen. It likely won’t happen. My guess is it won’t happen." Reiser and Helen Hunt signed deals with Sony TV in April to reprise their famous NBC roles. Reiser says of the revival being in potential limbo, "It’s like, ‘You know, guys, I was very happy not doing it for 20 years, and then you invited us back. And now if you can’t make it happen, it’s not a big deal.’ Things happen, they don’t happen." Reiser says if a Mad About You revival does indeed happen, "it wouldn’t go to NBC, probably. In a dream world, it would be on a streaming (platform). I don’t know if we’re going to do it, but if it did come back, I would much rather do it on a streaming platform than a broadcast."
Posted Wednesday 5/16/18 at 12:18PM EDT
Mad About You revival could end up on CBS
“It has been pitched; it is still being discussed,” says CBS Entertainment senior executive vice president Thom Sherman of the network's discussion with Sony TV Studios, which has signed Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt to reprise their famous NBC roles. According to TV Line, the revival "would revolve around Paul and Jamie grappling with empty-nest syndrome in the wake of now-17-year-old daughter Mabel’s admission to college."
Posted Saturday 4/14/18 at 12:07AM EDT
How to stream Mad About You to get ready for the impending revival
The Paul Reiser-Helen Hunt 1990s NBC comedy is currently streaming on Starz's website.
Posted Thursday 4/12/18 at 6:48PM EDT
Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt are officially on board the Mad About You revival
Danny Jacobson, who co-created the hit NBC sitcom with Reiser, will also be part of the revival. Sony Pictures Television signed Hunt, Reiser and Jacobson after months of negotiation. As James Hibberd reports, "the next step is shopping Mad About You to a network. Given the rather spectacular ratings success of ABC’s reboot of Roseanne, as well as the solid performance of NBC’s revived Will & Grace, there are likely to be multiple potential suitors. NBC would be an obvious landing place for the series given its history on the network. But since the comedy wasn’t owned or produced by NBC, it’s not yet clear if it will end up there."
Posted Friday 4/06/18 at 10:24PM EDT
Helen Hunt lunches with Paul Reiser once a month, and says it would be a "dream" to revive Mad About You
“The dream is to get to do it,” she tells People, adding that she's been a big fan of the TV revival craze. “I’ve been watching Will & Grace and laughing so hard out loud, they’re just crushing it," she says. Hunt adds that her daughter has never seen an episode of Mad About You, but she has seen Reiser on Stranger Things.
Posted Wednesday 3/28/18 at 9:44AM EDT
Helen Hunt on a Mad About You revival: "Depending on some pieces falling into place, it could happen"
Hunt says Paul Reiser was at her house earlier this week discussing the potential revival. "(He was) at my kitchen table yesterday and, after a lot of conversations between us about how we were very proud of the work we did, and we left it with a lot of care, (we agreed) we just didn't want to come in and wreck it," Hunt said Tuesday. "That was our number one goal and remains our number one goal."
Posted Thursday 2/08/18 at 1:41PM EST
The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale kicks off with Kevin Hart and two of his Community castmates
Watch the official trailer for McHale’s new Netflix talk show. McHale's guests on the Feb. 18 premiere include Hart, Alison Brie, Jim Rash, Mike Colter, Paul Reiser and Jodie Sweetin.
Posted Thursday 2/01/18 at 6:10PM EST
Louis Zorich, who played Paul Reiser’s dad on Mad About You, dies at 93
Zorich, who was married to Oscar winner Olympia Dukakis since 1962, died on Tuesday. He appeared on roughly 51 episodes of the NBC comedy, playing sporting goods salesman Burt Buchman. He would often shout, "It's me, Burt! Burt Buchman — your father!" upon arriving at Paul and Jamie’s apartment.
Posted Monday 1/22/18 at 1:40PM EST
Paul Reiser on a Mad About You revival: "We don’t know that it’s coming back”
“Somebody jumped the gun with the Mad About You,” Reiser said on the SAG Awards red carpet of the report of a revival that came out the day after Christmas. “Somebody went a little crazy. Helen Hunt and I were talking about it and somebody said, 'Oh look, they're talking, I guess they’re doing a re-boot.'” He added: “We’re thinking about it. We ended it very well and we were proud of how we ended it, and we wrapped it up nicely, so if you open up that box again, you want to make sure you do it well. We’ll let you know as soon as we decide.”
Posted Wednesday 11/22/17 at 10:51PM EST
There’s… Johnny! does TV history a disservice by refusing to engage in Johnny Carson’s dark side
Paul Reiser’s new Hulu series seems even more out of place in the post-Harvey Weinstein era considering Carson’s bad reputation with women. ALSO: There’s… Johnny! is an odd, endearing gem of a TV show.
Posted Monday 11/06/17 at 10:48PM EST
Watch the trailer for Paul Reiser’s Johnny Carson-inspired comedy There’s… Johnny!, starring Tony Danza
The seven-episode series launches on Hulu next week, set behind the scenes of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson with the use of old clips mixed with newly acted scenes.
Posted Friday 10/27/17 at 10:05PM EDT
Stranger Things 2 is impressive for living up to its incredible expectations
The hugely acclaimed Netflix series “had an almost impossible task when it came to following up on a first season that had near-universal acclaim,” says Katharine Trendacosta. “That it’s still engaging, gorgeous looking, and smartly written is a truly impressive feat. The show didn’t hit any reset buttons; it let every character grow and change, and it’s just remarkable. This is a show growing naturally into itself and does everything to make the nine-hour commitment worth it.”
- Season 2 gets darker, but also goes much deeper than Season 1
- Stranger Things 2 is "a suspenseful, thoroughly satisfying follow-up that goes to emotionally deeper places than its predecessor did”
- Season 2 plays “like a lukewarm rehash, with a bit more red meat thrown in to cover up the mustiness”
- Stranger Things is still a good time: “It may be last year’s Halloween candy, repackaged. That doesn’t mean it can’t still be sweet”
- Season 2 “can borrow and remix with all the abandon of the first, but it can never be a surprise”
- It took a while to pick up momentum, but Season 2 ends up as a thrilling ride
- Stranger Things 2 is marginally better and more satisfying than the original
- It’s impressive enough that Season 2 manages to deliver without going off the rails and becoming self-indulgent
- Gaten Matarazzo is indisputably the best part of Stranger Things
- Strangers Things 2 is already a hit: Netflix has perfected the art of using buzz to make its shows seem like must-see TV
- Stranger Things exec producer Shawn Levy: “Cultural feedback from social media is going to be a big part of how we feel if we’ve succeeded”
- Why Stranger Things is at its best when it’s Barb-free
- Noah Schnapp's Will Byers is the MVP of the Netflix series
- Paul Reiser: I was cast because they were calling the character they wrote “Paul Reiser”
- Duffer Brothers on the Season 2’s darkest turn
- Duffer Brothers explain the Season 2 final scene
Posted Friday 10/27/17 at 10:04PM EDT
A Mad About You revival? Paul Reiser says he’s “talked about” it with Helen Hunt
“If we can find the story to tell, and anybody’s interested, I’d be open to it,” says Reiser, who’s currently appearing on Stranger Things. Reiser tells People Magazine: “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. We even told the future a little bit, so our thinking at the time was, ‘Let’s make sure we never get tempted to come back. Let’s tell them what happens.’”
Posted Wednesday 9/27/17 at 3:06PM EDT
Hulu picks up 30 Rock and Parenthood reruns, picks up Paul Reiser’s Johnny Carson sitcom
Tina Fey’s iconic comedy will exit Netflix on Saturday and join Hulu on Sunday. Meanwhile, Hulu will also stream Reiser’s period comedy There’s Johnny, set against the backdrop of Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show.