We knew it was a possibility that Mad About You would come back, and now it’s looking as though it’s a lot more likely as both former stars have signed on for a revival.
In the last year alone, we’ve seen two other huge 90s hits come back and exceed expectations. Will & Grace came back to NBC after a political commercial kind of took over everyone’s minds and we realized we wanted more. And of course there is Roseanne as well, which has been killing it in the ratings every episode.
It’s honestly only a matter of time before all of our favorite shows find their way back to TV, and now that the stars are actually willing to make it, Mad About You is now in progress.
The show originally ran from 1992-1999 and followed Jamie and Paul Buchman, a young married couple living in New York. They go through a bunch of hilarious and relatable struggles that a lot of us went through ourselves.
The show ran on NBC for its entire run, but there were a few controversies over the years, particularly when it came to how the network wanted the show to run.
It started with debate over the name of the show, with Paul Reiser’s manager pushing for it to be called The Paul Reiser Project, but the network wouldn’t allow it. Luckily, co-star Richard Kind came across the phrase Mad About You and ran in to pitch it.
“One day I pull into a parking space, and I see a thing that says Mad About You,” Kind recalled. “And I go, ‘Oh, my God! That’s a great name!’ And I run in and I go ‘Guys! Guys! I’ve got it! I’ve got the name: Mad About You!’ And they go ‘Yes. That is the name of the show.'”
The second issue came from the actual plot of the show. The creators had intended the show to end with the couple having a baby, but the network insisted that they bring a baby in for the final season. Paul and Jamie have their daughter and then the show spends the next season showing how they handle life as new parents.