We all know that the answer to the question, “Who’s the boss?“, was Mona Robinson and Mona Robinson only. But since Hollywood doesn’t give a minuscule crumb of shit about blatant facts, they are doing a sequel to Who’s The Boss? without Mona Robinson since Mona Robinson (played to glamorous ginger perfection by Katherine Helmond) is now making heaven a more gorgeous place. Deadline says that the Who’s The Boss? sequel will only star Alyssa Milano and Tony Danza. They should go ahead and call the sequel Who Asked For This? since that’s what everybody is going to ask without Mona and regular servings of Angela Bower.
Who’s The Boss? ran on ABC for eight seasons from 1984 to 1992, and Alyssa (Samantha Micelli), Tony (Tony Micelli), Judith Light (Angela Bower), Danny Pintauro (Jonathan Bower), and THEE Katherine Helmond (Mona Robinson) were the main cast for the entire run. But Who’s The Bossiest? will be all about Samantha and Tony Micelli. Judith Light and Danny Pintauro, who now lives in Austin and works as a vet tech, apparently gave that mess their blessing and their characters may be part of the sequel in some way. In the sequel, Samantha is a single mother, living in Angela Bower’s old house.
The new show will take place 30 years after the events of the original series, centered around former Major League Baseball player/retired housekeeper Tony Micelli and his relationship with his daughter Samantha Micelli. She is now a single mother, living in the house the original series was set in. In line with Norman Lear’s classic shows, the new comedy will explore generational differences, as well as opposing world views and parenting styles within the dynamic of a modern family in 2020.
The original Who’s The Boss? took on reverse gender roles, social class distinctions, and stereotypes, and it sounds like the sequel is just a knock-off of Fuller House. Hold me closer, Tony Danza, because that is dreadful.
The sequel will be executive produced by Normal Lear, Brent Miller, Dan Farah, Alyssa Milano, and Tony Danza. Sony Pictures Television is behind the sequel and will shop it around to networks and streamers.
I AM SO EXCITED!#WhosTheBoss is coming back!!!
I’ve wanted to share this for so long and now I can! 😭
We feel the time is right to tell the story of where these amazing characters are today. Can’t wait to share their stories with you. So happy. https://t.co/vhAM3OB21S
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) August 4, 2020
The only Who’s The Boss? sequel, spin-off, reboot, or whatever we need (and isn’t possible) is one where Mona finally decides to leave those drips in Connecticut and runs off to Miami where she moves into the home of a stunning Southern beauty and fellow legendary slut, and together Mona Robinson and Blanche Devereaux run that damn town. There were actually plans for a Mona spin-off in 1987 but that was scrapped. There was another spin-off starring Fran Drescher and Donna Dixon but it didn’t get picked up. But one Who’s The Boss? spin-off actually made it to television screens. Leah Remini was on two episodes of Who’s The Boss? as Samantha’s runaway friend from Brooklyn, and when Samantha tries to get into modeling, the agency owner (played by Michael Learned) is more interested in Leah’s character. Leah and Michael’s characters were spun off into the one-season 1989 sitcom Living Dolls, which was Halle Berry’s acting debut.
So really, the Who’s The Boss? dynasty should end with the flop jewel Living Dolls. End it on a highly glamorous note. I mean, there’s a reason why when Halle Berry won the Oscar, she said, “And I owe this all to Living Dolls!” Yes, she did. Don’t Wiki me on that!