‘Who’s The Boss’ Revival In The Works, Tony Danza And Alyssa Milano Onboard

With so many vintage TV series getting the revival treatment in recent years, fans can start to prepare themselves for another blast from the past as plans emerge to dust off “Who’s the Boss?”.

The ABC sitcom, which ran from 1984 until 1992, followed the exploits of retired pro baseball player Tony Micelli (Tony Danza) and his daughter Sam (Alyssa Milano) while he worked as a live-in housekeeper for a divorced advertising exec (Judith Light).

According to Deadline, Danza and Milano are already onboard the new sequel, which takes place 30 years after the original, and centres on Tony’s relationship with Sam, now a single mother who lives in the same house in which the series was set.

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The comedy, reports Deadline, “will explore generational differences, as well as opposing world views and parenting styles within the dynamic of a modern family in 2020.”

The show’s other original cast members, Judith Light (Angela) and Danny Pintauro (Jonathan) are said to be “supportive” of efforts to revive the sitcom, “and the hope is to find creative ways to work them and their characters into the show” (the other member of the “Who’s the Boss?” cast, Katherine Helmond, passed away last year).

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The potential series will be shopped around, with the eventual buyer also offered the opportunity to licence all 196 episodes of the original series.

Danza and Milano each confirmed the news via Twitter.

Milano also shared her excitement on the revival in a statement she gave to ET.

“’Who’s The Boss? was a very progressive show. A divorced mom, who owned her own business and had a free-spirited mother who made sex jokes, who hires a single dad to be her housekeeper,” she said. “We were really a modern family in the ’80s. We look forward to making the sequel as thoughtful, smart and relevant to the times today. And make people laugh at the same time.

Last year saw reports that Milano was spearheading a “Who’s the Boss” reboot, but Danza seemingly shot that down during a TV interview when he said, “I’ve never been a fan of reboots. We can’t reboot [‘Who’s The Boss?’] because we have no Katherine Helmond.”

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