The Micelli family is back! Fans of Who is the boss can now look forward to catching up with the beloved sitcom characters played by Alyssa Milano and Tony Danza in an upcoming revival series.
Deadline first reported on Tuesday, August 4, that Sony Pictures Television is reviving the series. 30 years after the original events happened, the reboot follows the dynamic between Tony Micelli (Danza) and his daughter Samantha Micelli (Milano), who is now a single mother in the house she grew up in.
Milano, 47, confirmed the news via Instagram on Tuesday by sharing a legacy from the series. “ANNOUNCEMENT🚨 I’m so excited! #WhosTheBoss is coming back, ‘she captioned her post. “I wanted to share this for so long and now I can! 😭. “
The Charmed alum continued, “We think the time has come to tell the story of where these amazing characters are today. I can’t wait to share their stories with you. So happy.”
69-year-old Danza also expressed his excitement via Twitter, writing: ‘Excited to bring the Micelli family back on television! #Who is the boss.”
Who is the boss aired from 1984 to 1992 on ABC for eight seasons. During the run, the popular series was nominated for five Golden Globes and 10 Primetime Emmys. Judith Light, Danny Pintauro and the late Katherine Helmond were also part of the show’s cast.
Light, 71, and Pintauro, 44, have not been officially confirmed to return for revival.
Milano told in 2015 The New York Posts Page six that she would be “one hundred percent” interested in one Who is the boss restart. She said at the time that “it should be a very good script” to get on board. The insatiable alum also revealed where she thought her character would be after all these years.
“I think [my character Samantha] would have [her own] children and Tony would be a grandfather, ”she predicted.
Despite the revival being green-lit, Danza previously stated he didn’t want to revisit the series. “First of all, I’ve never been a big fan of these reboots,” he explained Good day New York in September 2019. “[But] no, cannot restart [Who’s the Boss?] because we don’t have Katherine Helmond, that’s why we don’t. That is it.”
Light, meanwhile, had a similar feeling to Danza. During a performance on See what’s happening live with Andy Cohen days later, the Transparent alum said the show couldn’t go on without Helmond, who died in 2019 at the age of 88.
“She was so much the focal point of the show and without her. It’s really not the same, ”she explained at the time. “I think a lot of people think that way. I love that everyone wants it to come back, but I think it’s so clear that so much is missing. ”
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