'Mad About You' revival: Release date, plot, cast, trailer and everything you need to know about the iconic series reboot

Both Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt will reprise their role as the Buchmans as they deal with their new status as empty-nesters. The series will be released in two parts on Spectrum Originals.

                            'Mad About You' revival: Release date, plot, cast, trailer and everything you need to know about the iconic series reboot

'Mad About You', the beloved American sitcom ran originally on NBC from 1992 to 1999. Winning multiple Golden Globe and Primetime Emmy Awards, the show will return for a twelve-episode limited series later this year.

Release date

The first six episodes of the revival series will be released on November 20, 2019, on Spectrum Originals. The last six episodes will be released on December 18, 2019.


The original sitcom followed the lives of then-newlyweds Paul Buchman and Jamie Stemple Buchman and is set in New York City. As the show went on, Paul and Jamie would deal with everything from humorous daily minutiae to major struggles. Towards the end of the series, Paul and Jamie have a daughter, whom they name Mabel.

In the revival, Paul and Jamie have dropped off their "unpredictable, hard-to-control" grown-up daughter Mabel at college. The show will then show them as they adjust to their new life as empty-nesters. Paul's cousin Ira, and his friend Mark will both be seen in the revival as well. Mark is now married to a new character, Tonya. 


Paul Reiser

Paul Reiser attends Equality Now's Annual Make Equality Reality Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on December 03, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Getty Images)

Paul Reiser is an American actor best known for his roles in sitcoms like 'My Two Dads' and 'Mad About You' and the 1986 film, 'Aliens'. He also starred in 'Stranger Things' as Dr. Sam Owens. In 'Mad About You', Reiser plays Paul Buchman, a graduate of the New York University Film School. Paul is a documentary filmmaker who lives in Union Square in New York City. He is artistic and sweet and likes to make the people around him laugh.

Helen Hunt

Actress Helen Hunt arrives for the 2018 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on January 17, 2018, in Pasadena, California. (Getty Images)

Helen Hunt is an American actress best known for her roles in 'Mad About You', 'What Women Want', and 'As Good As It Gets'. For her role as Jamie Buchman in 'Mad About You', Hunt won three Golden Globes and four Emmy Awards for leading actress. In the original sitcom, Jamie was a public relations specialist who met Paul after a string of boyfriends during her time at Yale University. Jamie is very social and loves to talk about different topics with Paul.

Richard Kind

Richard Kind attends the AMC Network Summit on April 08, 2019 in New York City. (Getty Images)

Richard Kind is an actor and voice actor who has voiced roles in movies such as 'A Bug's Life', 'Cars', and 'Toy Story 3'. He plays the role of Dr. Mark Devanow, the ex-husband of Jamie's best friend, Fran. Formerly an obstetrician, he converts to Buddhism and runs a grocery store on his return to New York City. 

John Pankow

Actor John Pankow attends the Roundabout Theatre Company 2019 Gala at The Ziegfeld Ballroom on February 25, 2019, in New York City. (Getty Images)

John Pankow is an American actor best known for his roles in 'Mad About You' and 'Episodes. In 'Mad About You', he plays the role of Ira Buchman, Paul's cousin who takes over Paul's father's sporting goods store upon his retirement. Though he and Paul have a rivalry, Ira is supportive and loving towards Paul and Jamie.

Additionally, Abby Quinn ('Black Mirror') will play grown-up Mabel and Kecia Lewis will star as Mark's wife, Tonya.


Peter Tolan

"Rescue Me" co-creator Peter Tolan attends the "Rescue Me" Season 7 series finale episode screening at the Ziegfeld Theatre on September 7, 2011, in New York City. (Getty Images)

Peter Tolan is an American television producer, screenwriter, and director and is known for his FX drama, 'Rescue Me'. The original sitcom was created by Paul Reiser and Danny Jacobson. Jacobson will be on board in a consulting position for the revival.





Sony Pictures and Spectrum Originals released the first trailer for their forthcoming revival series, featuring Paul Reiser and Oscar winner Helen Hunt’s return as one of TV’s most iconic couples, Paul and Jamie Buchman. The new installment is expected to be set 20 years after the original series ended its run on NBC in 1999.

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