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

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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. 

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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. 

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With both stars now attached, Sony Pictures Television can now shop the series to various networks, but could it really wind up on NBC again? 

It could play well with Will & Grace on Thursdays because let's face it; the network struggled to find a show to utilize the lead-in from the sitcom's earlier revival episodes. 

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The thing that may hinder the show returning to NBC is Reiser's relationship with the network. As you may recall, his comeback series, The Paul Reiser Show was axed after just two airings back in 2011. 

Reiser subsequently appeared on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno and took shots at the network over the cancelation. 

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“NBC, to my knowledge, they don’t traditionally make bad decisions, have you heard that?” Reiser asked Leno. 

“It turns out they said we enjoy missing you more than actually having you,” Reiser later said of the network.

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“But I don’t take it personally. When you’re the last-place network, you don’t want to jeopardize that. You’ve found your niche. Stay there. So I get it.”

What do you think, Mad About You Fanatics? Would you watch a revival, or should the show stay in the TV show graveyard?

Hit the comments. 

Paul Dailly is a staff writer for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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