It looks like 2018 is going to be a great year for people who became comatose in the 90s to wake up. All their favorite T.V. shows will be on the air to soften their transitions into life as we currently endure it. Mad About You might be joining Roseanne, Will & Grace and Full House onstage at RebootaPaloza! Even though the star of MAY has since died (R.I.P. Maui aka Murray), TVline reports that Sony is in talks with both Paul Reiser (who was also the show’s co-creator) and Helen Hunt about bringing the series back for a limited run.
According to an insider, the new episodes would likely revolve around Paul and Jamie grappling with empty-nest syndrome in the wake of now-17-year-old daughter Mabel’s admission to college.
That means, when cousin Jessica finally wakes up from her Magic Eye poster induced coma the first questions she’s going be be asking are:
1 – Where am I?
2 – Who are you people?
3 – The president is WHO?
4 – Why do Paul and Jamie look like grammy and grandpa?
5 – Where the fuck is Murray!?
Personally, I never got into MAY. It must have aired at the same time as Living Single. TVLine tells me that the writers of MAY may have a slight hitch to address in the reboot because they did a flash forward in the show’s final episode.
Resier admitted he had long been opposed to the idea of a revival, partly because the original series — which wrapped its seven-season run in 1999 — concluded with a flash-forward set 22 years into the future. “Our thinking at the time was, ‘Let’s make sure we never get tempted to come back — let’s tell them what happens,’” he noted.
Did the flash forward show Paul and Jamie broke and out of new ideas? And WHERE WAS MURRAY? Well, at the very least, thinking about MAY has done me one solid today. Take it away, Belinda!