Mad About You revival


Rickiesgal wrote 12 days ago:

Thomas asked that I open a discussion for this so ...

https://www.tvmaze.com/shows/41260/mad-about-you

is set to be a revival of the original series, albeit on a new network.

Sources:

https://etcanada.com/news/427782/mad-about-you-revival-officially-on-the-way-with-paul-reiser-and-helen-hunt/

https://www.digitalspy.com/tv/ustv/a26737025/mad-about-you-revival-confirmed-paul-reiser-helen-hunt/

https://deadline.com/2019/03/mad-about-you-revival-starring-paul-reiser-helen-hunt-picked-up-spectrum-originals-1202570610/

Our policy: Continuations/reboots

A continuation/reboot is a show with the same name and theme as a previously ended show. Depending on the circumstances, a continuation should be added as a whole new show entry, or as a new season on the existing show entry.

Only if all of the following are true, the continuation should be part of the existing show entry:

The new network/web channel refers to the show as a continuation ....check

The new network/web channel does not refer to the pilot as "season 1"....dunno

At least one of the previous show's creators or executive producers is involved with the continuation....check

At least one of the previous show's main cast members is starring in the continuation....check

In all other cases, a new show entry should be created.

I guess the Pilot/season 1 is still in question...but I don't see how this is different from Will & Grace, Roseanne, Murphy Brown. My opinion is it should be a continuation of original, unless someone finds it being promoted as a spin off or sequel.


Thomas wrote 12 days ago:

I tend to agree with you despite the 20 years gap, I just want to be 100% sure whether everyone agrees and to delete that duplicate.


tnt wrote 12 days ago:

From Spectrum's press release:

Spectrum Originals Picks Up Sony Pictures Television Limited Event Series "Mad About You"

IMO this beats the first and second rules of continuation.

However, I'm not really familiar with the original series, so... :)


TonyMayhew wrote 12 days ago:

Well, it most certainly sounds like a continuation from this part of the press release "It has been a labor of love for all involved and we think audiences will relish the next chapter in these wonderful characters' lives." so I would say it shouldn't be a new show entry, but added to the existing one.


Rickiesgal wrote 12 days ago:

so was the X- Files - https://variety.com/2017/tv/news/x-files-return-fox-1202391802/

and Will & Grace - https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/tv/2017/01/18/will-grace-revival-next-season-tv/96720314/

.... But they were added to their existing listings. Some have continued on past and some haven't. I think that rule is dubious.

i watched the original series and this sounds to me like a standard continuation. It's the main cast playing the same characters 20 years later. It even has some of the same execs.


tnt wrote 12 days ago:

I'm fine with either way :)


SilverSurfer wrote 12 days ago:

If we're voting, I'll vote to add another season to old series like Will & Grace, Murphy et al


MTQueenie wrote 12 days ago:

I watched the original series and to me it definitely sounds like a continuation of that.



Aidan wrote 12 days ago:

With both the original creators on board a long with the original cast It'd be hard to call it anything but a continuation.

Maybe delete the new show entry that have been made.


tnt wrote 12 days ago:

Ok, so it seems that all are in favor of continuation, so be it. It's taken care of :)

New one deleted, old one re-opened, with season 8 scheduled to begin in 2019.


kevin87 wrote 11 days ago:

I also agree with the same show, if it's the same cast and characters and same show name, then it's clearly the same show regardless of how long it's been. If they had taken the Fuller House route, then that'd be a different matter.

Tonks wrote 9 days ago:

For Street legal which is considered a season 9 by some, the creator is not the same, only one character, the main, has bridged both shows. Imdb which had only page for it until last week created a new one in the past few days. Street legal has been referred by everyone involved as a new show. Check the links within this article.

Maybe this one should be reviewed ?

I also think mad about you should have had a new page, not the same network, a limited event etc. But that ship has sailed.



Delenn wrote 9 days ago:

Tonks wrote:
For Street legal which is considered a season 9 by some, the creator is not the same, only one character, the main, has bridged both shows. Imdb which had only page for it until last week created a new one in the past few days. Street legal has been referred by everyone involved as a new show. Check the links within this article.

Maybe this one should be reviewed ?

I'm inclined to agree with separating out Street Legal, the official schedule/programme guide from CBC refers to the next episode (what we currently have as 9x03) as Series 1 Eps 3. Source


JuanArango wrote 9 days ago:

Delenn wrote:
I'm inclined to agree with separating out Street Legal, the official schedule/programme guide from CBC refers to the next episode (what we currently have as 9x03) as Series 1 Eps 3. Source

If there are no contradicting press releases I also agree that this should be a new series.


tnt wrote 9 days ago:

Delenn wrote:
I'm inclined to agree with separating out Street Legal, the official schedule/programme guide from CBC refers to the next episode (what we currently have as 9x03) as Series 1 Eps 3. Source

I wonder if there's some backdoor solution to transfer episodes along with the guest cast from one show to another?


JuanArango wrote 9 days ago:

tnt wrote:
I wonder if there's some backdoor solution to transfer episodes along with the guest cast from one show to another?

As far as I know there is not.