Remember a few months back when we were all like, "Mad About You is DEFINITELY going to be rebooted!" Well, Paul Reiser is here to trample all over that Mad About You reboot celebration cake you have waiting in the fridge.
Speaking to the Tampa Bay Times, Reiser brought zero enthusiasm to the possibility of Mad About You being revived, following a wave of other recent TV reboots such as Will & Grace, Magnum P.I., Murphy Brown and Roseanne (for a hot minute).
"It's kind of stuck in the business end of it now," Reiser said. "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."
The only thing that makes that quote barely palatable is if you read it in Reiser's voice.
The reboot seemed like a sure thing when Reiser and co-star Helen Hunt, along with co-creator Danny Jacobsen, signed on to work on a revival of the comedy, which had a successful original run from 1992 to 1999 on NBC. But Reiser's words indicate that progress on the project has stalled and that at best it's in a holding stage.
Given how quickly networks and studios have moved to get reboots on the air (Murphy Brown seemed to be in development for 30 seconds before CBS greenlit it), Reiser's instincts may be right. Or maybe Sony is just having trouble finding a network to grab it. C'mon networks, who here doesn't have Reiser Fever!?!?