“Mad About You” Revival is in Search of a New Home

Helen Hunt and Paul Reiser in "Mad About You"

Looks like Mad About You is ready to jump on the reboot train after all!

If the reboot happens, Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt are attached to reprise their roles. 

The Hollywood Reporter confirms that the NBC comedy is being pitched to different networks. While there are no takers yet, it is reported that producers Sony Pictures is working hard at selling the revival to multiple outlets, including CBS.

“It has been pitched; it is still being discussed,” CBS executive VP Thom Sherman told reporters Wednesday, following his network’s pre-upfront press briefing in New York.

There have been months of discussion about the possibility of a Mad About You revival beginning in December. NBC, the original home of the Emmy-nominated series is not taking part in the reboot. The new season, should it happen, would be set in present day and will follow Paul and Jamie in the wake of their 17-year-old daughter Mabel’s college acceptance. Yes, this means that just like Will & Grace and Roseanne the new season will completely disregard the series finale. 

In April Hunt said that she and Reiser were “talking about how to make [a revival] work and not wreck it,” adding that it would be “compelling to visit these characters 20 years into a marriage after raising an entire human being. So depending on some pieces falling into place, it could happen.”