When does it stop? Will it stop? I’m talking about Hollywood’s obsession with rebooting every freaking sitcom and movie from the 80’s and 90’s.
I get the reason behind it, ultimately the audience is asking for them. That, and networks make money off of them, well some of the reboots anyway. I just feel that it’s gotten a bit out of hand, and they have become a quick cash grab in many instances.
The most recent to be announced is Mad About You. It’s not official yet, and no network has been assigned, but the talks are happening with Sony. I totally get this one. NBC should probably get on this, especially with the success of the Will & Grace reboot.
Mad About You, a fun comedy that I watched here and there, was a very popular show in it’s day. During its seven-season run, it had multiple best comedy series Emmy nominations, a Golden Globe, and a prestigious Peabody Award.
For his part, Reiser recently reversed course about the idea of a Mad About You revival. In October, Reiser said that he and Hunt were talking about it: “If we can find the story to tell, and anybody’s interested, I’d be open to it,” he said, adding that the idea of his kids growing up and leaving the house was of particular interest. That came after years of anti-reboot sentiment from the actor, who always cited the show’s two-decade flash-forward to provide resolution to what happened to Paul and Jamie as part of a larger goal at the time to avoid going back to the well.
While they’re at it, how about they bring back Wings? (I actually watched this on a somewhat regular basis hehe) -GM
Source: Hollywood Reporter