'Mad About You' sequel: Helen Hunt, Paul Reiser reunite for Spectrum Originals show
The original series, which aired from 1992 to 1999, followed the Buchmans as newlyweds through early parenthood.
LOS ANGELES: Paul and Jamie Buchman are picking up where they left off 20 years ago on "Mad About You."
On-demand service Spectrum Originals said Wednesday a limited series will bring Helen Hunt and Paul Reiser back as the New York City couple.
The original series, which aired from 1992 to 1999, followed the Buchmans as newlyweds through early parenthood. The series focuses mainly on newlyweds Paul Buchman, a documentary filmmaker, and Jamie Stemple Buchman, a public relations specialist, as they deal with everything from humorous daily minutiae to major struggles. Near the end of the show's run, they have a baby daughter, whom they name Mabel.
Helen Hunt and Paul Reiser were paid $1 million per episode for the last season (with their contracts calling for them to be paid equally). However, ratings fell sharply that year as the series was shuffled away from its Tuesday slot to prop up a fledgling Monday night line-up of comedies on NBC.
The sequel will explore modern marriage from the perspective of empty nesters, Spectrum said. It's set to debut in late 2019.
In a statement, Hunt and Reiser promised the same funny, heartwarming show, adding, "as soon as we can remember what's funny about being older."
Danny Jacobson, who co-created the show with Reiser, is a consultant.
Spectrum Originals is launching this spring with the Gabrielle Union-Jessica Alba drama series "L.A.'s Finest."