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Helen Hunt and Paul Reiser Officially Sign on for “Mad About You” Revival

The reboot train is still going as Mad About You hits the revival stage as Helen Hunt and Paul Reiser have officially signed on for the show. Right now the general feeling is that Hollywood is either tired and needs a rest or there just aren’t any new ideas coming out of the writer’s pool and it’s been deemed time to go back to the drawing board and figure out just which shows can be pulled back into the spotlight that people might enjoy. Looking at the ratings the shows got before going off the air could be a way

Helen Hunt and Paul Reiser Officially Sign on for “Mad About You” Revival
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Helen Hunt and Paul Reiser Are Returning For a Mad About You Reboot

18 years after Mad About You's series finale aired on NBC, Sony is working on bringing the show back for a reboot. Thanks to the success of the recent revival of Will & Grace and Roseanne, there's even more reason to dust off another popular property from the network's "Must See TV" slate. Fortunately Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt, who played married New York couple Paul and Jamie Buchman during the comedy's original run, just closed a deal to reprise their roles, per Entertainment Weekly. Co-creator Danny Jacobson is also set to return.

Mad About You followed documentary filmmaker Paul and public relations specialist Jamie as they navigated the ups and downs of married life, and featured appearances from their adorable dog Murray and recurring characters played by Lisa Kudrow and Hank Azaria. It ran for seven seasons between 1992 to 1999 on NBC, racking up multiple Emmys and Golden Globes. It was so successful,
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‘Mad About You’ Revival Signs Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt

‘Mad About You’ Revival Signs Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt
TV revivals for everyone! Next up on the possible revival list: Mad About You, which is closer than ever to a revival now that original stars Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt have signed on. More on the Mad About You revival below. Have you heard? Revivals are “in” right now (and Jnco Jeans are “out”; sorry, big jeans […]

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Mad About You Revival: Paul Reiser, Helen Hunt Close Deals to Return!

The reboot/revival craze that has rocked Hollywood of late is showing no signs of disappearing.

There have been rumblings for the past several weeks that a revival of Mad About You could be the next show in line to stage a comeback, and now, it's inching closer to reality.

According to Entertainment Weekly, Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt have closed deals to reprise their roles if the show lands a series order.

The original series focused on a married couple who lived in New York City. It aired on NBC from 1992 to 1999 and lasted seven seasons before being canceled.

The show's earlier seasons performed well in the ratings, but the final season slumped to 85th place for the season after being shifted to help boost the Monday night line-up.

Related: TV Ratings Report: Roseanne Returns Huge

With both stars now attached, Sony Pictures Television can now shop the series to various networks,
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Your next revival is ‘Mad About You’: Helen Hunt and Paul Reiser sign deals to return

Your next revival is ‘Mad About You’: Helen Hunt and Paul Reiser sign deals to return
Your next beloved sitcom revival is going to be “Mad About You” — Helen Hunt and Paul Reiser have signed deals with production company Sony Pictures Television to return, along with co-creator Danny Jacobson, “Entertainment Weekly” reports. The news comes hours after Hunt’s appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” during which she said she hopes to resurrect the NBC hit and has had multiple discussions with her TV hubby about it.

“It’s not for sure yet,” Hunt said. “I will say that Paul Reiser is in my kitchen a good amount because we’re talking about how to make it and not wreck it, because we’re proud of what we did. So I hope so.”

According to “EW,” Sony will now shop the show to multiple networks, not just original home NBC.

After seven seasons, the original series ended in 1999 with a 22-year flash-forward, so that presents a
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Mad About You Stars & Creator Close Deals For Revival

It looks like one more beloved television series from the 1990’s is well on its way to getting a present day revival. Fans of NBC’s hit 1990’s series Mad About You have cause to celebrate as stars Helen Hunt and Paul Reiser have both recently closed deals to reprise their roles as Jamie and Paul Buchman after talks of a reboot have been circulation for some time.
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‘Mad About You’: Helen Hunt & Paul Reiser Close Deals For Series Return

Looks like we’re closer to a Mad About You revival. Helen Hunt and Paul Reiser have closed their deals with Sony Pictures TV to reprise their roles as married New York couple Paul and Jamie Buchman, sources have confirmed. Talks had been ongoing for several months. Mad About You, co-created by Reiser and Danny Jacobson, ran seven seasons from 1992 to 1999 on NBC and won multiple Emmy and Golden Globe Awards. Sony TV also produced a Mad About You adaptation in China. It…
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Mad About You Revival: Paul Reiser, Helen Hunt Sign on to Reprise Roles

Mad About You Revival: Paul Reiser, Helen Hunt Sign on to Reprise Roles
Don’t be mad at us, but another TV revival is close to becoming a reality.

Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt have signed on to reprise the lead roles in a revival of Mad About You, according to EW.com. Danny Jacobson, who co-created the original 1992-99 NBC sitcom with Reiser, has also closed a deal with producers Sony Pictures Television to return. The revival doesn’t have a network attached to it yet, but with the runaway ratings success of fellow ’90s revivals Roseanne and Will & Grace, it’s just a matter of when (and where), and not if.
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Helen Hunt Signs With UTA

Helen Hunt Signs With UTA
UTA has signed actress, writer, producer and director Helen Hunt.

Hunt’s expansive body of work includes projects spanning across film, theater and television. On the film side, Hunt will next star Netflix’s “Candy Jar” opposite Christina Hendricks and Uzo Aduba. Currently, she can be seen in theaters in the drama “The Miracle Season.”

Hunt has starred in countless iconic films, including “As Good As It Gets” opposite Jack Nicholson for which she won an Academy Award, Golden Globe and SAG Awards for her role. Her repertoire of classic features includes starring roles in “What Women Want,” “Castaway,” and “A Good Woman.”

Additionally, Hunt’s performance in “The Sessions” scored her nominations for an Academy Award, Golden Globe, SAG and BAFTA Awards and earned her an Independent Spirit Award for supporting actress.

On the television side, she was recently seen in the Fox drama “Shots Fired” alongside Sanaa Lathan,
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Oscar Winner Helen Hunt Signs With UTA

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United Talent Agency has signed actress, writer, producer and director Helen Hunt in all areas, the agency announced Thursday.

The Academy Award winner’s signing follows reports that she is seeking to reboot her star-making sitcom “Mad About You,” which is big business on the heels of Roseanne Barr’s resurrection. Hunt was previously repped by CAA for 25 years.

Hunt delivered an iconic performance in James L Brooks’ “Mad About You” and “As Good As It Gets” opposite Jack Nicholson for which she won an Academy Award, Golden Globe and SAG Awards for her role. Additionally, Hunt’s performance in “The Sessions” was nominated for an Academy Award, Golden Globe, SAG and BAFTA Awards and earned her an Independent Spirit Award for “Best Supporting Female.”

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Hunt will next star Netflix’s “Candy Jar” opposite Christina Hendricks and Uzo Aduba. Currently, she can be seen in theaters in the drama “The Miracle Season.”

Additionally, Hunt transitioned behind the camera into directing with the feature “Then She Found Me” which Hunt co-wrote, produced and starred in opposite Colin Firth, Matthew Broderick and Bette Midler. She additionally wrote, directed, produced and starred in the comedy film “Ride.” More recently, Hunt has directed episodes of Ryan Murphy’s “Feud: Bette and Joan,” CBS’s “Life In Pieces,” NBC’s “This Is Us,” Showtime’s “House Of Lies” and “Californication” as well as ABC’s “Revenge,” “Splitting Up Together” and “For the People.”

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Helen Hunt on 'Mad About You' Revival: "We're Talking About How to Make It"

Helen Hunt has good news for Mad About You fans hoping the hit '90s sitcom will be revived.

Appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show to promote her new film, The Miracle Season, Hunt said she and onscreen husband Paul Reiser were talking about how to make a Mad About You revival a reality.

"It's not for sure yet," she said. "I will say that Paul Reiser is in my kitchen a good amount because we're talking about how to make it and not wreck it, because we're proud of what we did."

She was...
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Why “Mad About You” Should Play it Safe and Not Have a Reboot

Why “Mad About You” Should Play it Safe and Not Have a Reboot
Mad About You was one of a number of NBC sitcoms from the 90s that were situated in New York City. In total, the series managed to run for seven seasons, with the result that its two stars Paul Reiser and Helen Hunter were getting paid a million dollars an episode towards the end. As a result, it is no exaggeration to say that Mad About You was a huge success in its time, particularly since it actually managed to inspire not one but two foreign adaptations made in China and Argentina. As a result, it should come as no

Why “Mad About You” Should Play it Safe and Not Have a Reboot
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‘The Miracle Season’ Film Review: Volleyball Drama Serves Few Dramatic Spikes

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‘The Miracle Season’ Film Review: Volleyball Drama Serves Few Dramatic Spikes
Evidenced by closing-credits photographs and footage of the real athletes and adults involved, “The Miracle Season” could have worked powerfully as a documentary. But as a faith-based re-enactment of Iowa high school students rallying for a second championship volleyball season after suffering an unimaginable personal loss, Sean McNamara’s film barely qualifies as a story at all — except where dramatic license was conspicuously taken to make sure it adhered to almost every cliché in the sports-movie playbook.

Danika Yarosh (“Jack Reacher: Never Go Back”) plays Caroline “Line” Found, an effervescent, beloved, boundlessly energetic senior at Iowa City West High School. As captain of the women’s volleyball team, she led them to victory as a junior, and considers back-to-back championships an inevitable fulfillment of their athletic destiny, especially after dedicating their season to her ailing mother, Ellyn (Jillian Fargey, “Bates Motel”).

But when Line dies in a scooter accident the night after their first game, her best friend, Kelly (Erin Moriarty, “Captain Fantastic”), and the rest of the team are devastated, and not even Kathy “Coach Bres” Bresnahan (Helen Hunt), their stern, no-nonsense coach, can rekindle their love for the game.

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Coach Bres eventually tasks Kelly with the responsibility of rallying her teammates, despite Kelly’s reservations over whether she can fill Line’s shoes as team captain. But after scoring their first victory, the team decides to dedicate its season to her and to follow through with their tribute by overcoming those early losses to win another state championship on her behalf.

Movies like are typically so saccharine that audiences end up with a cavity by the final scene, but the only way in which “The Miracle Season” distinguishes itself is by being so clean-cut and wholesome that it makes a Noxzema commercial seem gritty by comparison. (It features possibly the only scene in movie history where a group of otherwise unsupervised teenagers are actively disappointed that the only attending parent, who was performing magic, no less, decides to turn in for the night.)

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McNamara, who directed “Soul Surfer,” exerts a light touch on the spiritual themes — worry not, those of ye who are uncertain whether Line’s father, Ernie, played effortlessly by William Hurt, will reconcile with God after losing his daughter and his wife within two weeks of one another — but in this case, that’s a bad thing: There are no other themes to replace them, leaving only the wheezing machinery of a sports underdog story in which the team is comprised of title-winning athletes.

Portraying a real-life teenager, much less such a revered one as Found, was no doubt a challenge for Yarosh, but I’m not fully sure her “more is more” approach to the role turns the character’s charm offensive into actual charm. Moriarty, on the other hand, wrestles with more emotion than her co-star, but despite the appealing balance of reluctance and determination she brings to Kelly, she occasionally seems adrift in the formulaic adversity thrown into her path to make their journey seem not quite as predestined from the first frame.

Meanwhile, Hunt throws her all into the coach who learns how to feel again by coaching these grieving young women to victory, but Midwest mannerisms (like repeatedly calling Line, and later Kelly, “cap’n”) disrupt what never seems to settle into a consistent take on the character. Does Bres struggle with literally any emotion? Did Line’s death specifically affect her? Or is there an additional or other back story, hinted at in her opening scene, that we don’t know about?

And as Ernie, Hurt supplies unsurprising volumes of gravitas and vulnerability, but the work is all so simple and surface-level for a guy capable of such powerful depths that none of it resonates particularly deeply.

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There’s also a love interest for Kelly, a hunky Anson Elgort type played by Burkely Duffield (“Warcraft”) who, in an almost refreshing reversal, has literally nothing to do except look good and blandly support his lady. But otherwise, the film isn’t interested in challenging conventional expectations, or much of anything else; last year’s nonfiction “Step,” by comparison, chronicled the adversity of a group of reigning champions with much more complexity, and consequently, emotional heft.

Ultimately, “The Miracle Season” mistakes an inspiring true story for one that needs or deserves to be told cinematically; it isn’t awful, but it’s not a film, it’s a tribute, and unfortunately, one to the memory of a young woman who would be better honored by people actually “living like Line” than watching a formulaic, fictionalized retelling of her community learning what that means.



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Helen Hunt's Mad About You Revival Update: "We Just Don't Want to Wreck It and Make It Sucky"

Will & Grace made a splashy return. Roseanne's first episode in 20 years broke recent ratings records. CBS is already prepping for the return of Murphy Brown. Next up? Possibly Mad About You—if they get the story right, Helen Hunt said. While appearing on The Late Late Show With James Corden, Hunt provided an update on the rumored Mad About You revival. In fact, the morning of her appearance on Late Late Show, she was working on the revival with Paul Reiser at her kitchen table. "In the tradition of not wanting it to suck, we would like to do it, although we felt very proud of what we did, we just don't want to wreck it and make it sucky" Hunt said. "That's the goal,...
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The Real ‘Roseanne’ Effect: How It Could Energize Market for TV Comedies

The Real ‘Roseanne’ Effect: How It Could Energize Market for TV Comedies
The morning after “Roseanne” made its return to television, ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey opened an email containing Nielsen’s metered-market ratings — the day’s first indicator of how the previous night’s primetime broadcast offerings were received. What she saw did not make sense.

“I looked at the numbers and I thought, ‘That can’t be right,’” Dungey told Variety. “I honestly was floored. I thought that it was a typo and how can that be.” She remained in disbelief until shortly after 8 a.m., when the fast-national numbers arrived, bringing what happened into focus. “I was like, this is actually real.
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Carissa's Corner: Roseanne, Flyover States and the Nostalgia Factor

Up front, you need to know talking politics isn't my thing.

They're going to make a bit of an appearance in this Carissa's Corner, though, just by the nature of the topic. Bear with me!

It came to no surprise to TV Fanatics that the Roseanne revival premiere soared in the ratings. Everything relating to it has been indicating the revival was highly anticipated.

The question I have is why Hollywood seems to be so stunned at the ratings' success.

During the 2016 election process, if there was one thing that became clear, it was that a large part of the United States felt under-represented. Despite the candidate or his political views, people were grasping for representation they felt they didn't have in public office.

Can the same be said for the terrific ratings Roseanne received on Tuesday? That will depend on the ratings for the remainder of the season.

A good indicator for Roseanne,
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‘Santa Clarita Diet’ Season 2 trailer: Drew Barrymore’s zombie mom says, ‘I don’t want to stop living just because I’m undead!’ [Watch]

‘Santa Clarita Diet’ Season 2 trailer: Drew Barrymore’s zombie mom says, ‘I don’t want to stop living just because I’m undead!’ [Watch]
“I want to shake s*** up,” declares Drew Barrymore‘s zombie mom Sheila Hammond in the trailer for Netflix’s “Santa Clarita Diet” Season 2. “I don’t want to stop living just because I’m undead!” (Watch the trailer above.) Last year viewers of the horror comedy watched as Sheila became infected with a virus that slowly transforms her into a zombie. With the help of her supportive husband Joel (Timothy Olyphant), Sheila will continue battling her cannibalistic urges in the second season, which streams March 23 on Netflix.

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“Are you chewing The Post?” asks Sheila’s daughter Abby (Liv Hewson) when she catches her mother eating a newspaper down in the basement. Sheila spits out the clump of paper and responds, “Mommy’s going a little crazy down here. So, I need to get out.
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‘Mom’ star Allison Janney’s Oscar win for ‘I, Tonya’ proves that TV and film worlds continue to merge

‘Mom’ star Allison Janney’s Oscar win for ‘I, Tonya’ proves that TV and film worlds continue to merge
Earlier this month the star of a network television sitcom, Allison Janney, won an Oscar. In fact, she had to cut her appearances at post-Oscar parties short because she had to be at work on the CBS show “Mom” the next day. While this has happened before, Janney’s victory for “I Tonya” and the lack of media attention to a sitcom star winning a movie award just shows how the television and film worlds have merged to an extent that actors now move freely in between both venues.

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Until fairly recently you were either a television actor or a film actor. You pretty much did one or the other. It was even common for young actors to stipulate that they would only audition for film. Some actors such as Bruce Willis were able to parlay their TV stardom into movie careers,
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‘American Housewife’ EPs Rick Weiner, Kenny Schwartz Ink New Overall Deal With ABC Studios

‘American Housewife’ EPs Rick Weiner, Kenny Schwartz Ink New Overall Deal With ABC Studios
American Housewife” executive producers Rick Weiner and Kenny Schwartz have signed a new, three-year overall deal with ABC Studios.

This is their second overall deal with the studio. The duo met as met as staff writers on the hit NBC show “Mad About You.” From there, they went on to create ABC’s “Two Guys, A Girl and a Pizza Place.” After its run, they created and executive produced “Do Over” for the WB Network.

They followed that up by joining “American Dad” from its inception and served as executive producers for seven seasons. Additionally, Wiener and Schwartz were showrunners
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'American Housewife' Duo Renew ABC Studios Overall Deal

ABC is keeping American Housewife duo Rick Wiener and Kenny Schwartz under contract.

Writing partners Wiener and Schwartz have renewed their overall deal with American Housewife producers ABC Studios. Under the three-year pact, the pair will create and develop new projects for the studio while continuing to write and exec produce on the ABC comedy. This is their second overall deal.

Wiener and Schwartz met as staff writers on NBC's Mad About You. They went on to create ABC's Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place, which starred a young Ryan Reynolds. After the series wrapped its four-season run,...
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