Another sitcom is closing in on a return to the airwaves with Helen Hunt and Paul Reiser, the stars of NBC’s “Mad About You,” closing deals with Sony Pictures Television for a revival of the series.
In an exclusive for EW.com, James Hibberd reports that co-creator Danny Jacobson is also on board.
“The deals follow months of negotiations to try to bring back the 1990s series, which aired on NBC from 1992 to 1999,” Hibberd writes. “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.”
Hibberd also notes: “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.”