New episodes of the popular 1990s sitcom “Mad About You” will be returning to TV. The show will be produced by Sony Pictures Television for Spectrum Originals, a service owned by Charter Communications.
The series “will include original cast, as Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt will reprise their roles as Paul and Jamie Buchman,” Sony and Charter said in a statement, adding: “Peter Tolan [‘Rescue Me’] is tapped to be the showrunner, and Helen Hunt will direct the first episode. Danny Jacobson, who co-created the show with Reiser, will serve as an executive consultant. The series is scheduled to launch in late 2019.”
The first season will consist of 12 episodes, according to TVLine.
The bad news is that the show will be available only if you have access to the Spectrum cable service. Spectrum currently has about 28 million subscribers in 41 states. Thus millions will be unable to see the show initially.
Asked when the show will be available on other distribution systems, a Charter spokesperson told TVWeek, via email, “We are not commenting on that at this time.”
Most TV show revivals or reboots, if not on traditional broadcast networks, are on distribution systems, such as Netflix, Amazon, Hulu or DirecTV, that are much more widely available than Spectrum.
The main service areas of Spectrum include New York City, Los Angeles, San Antonio, Dallas, Austin, St. Louis and Orlando.
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