3 December, 2019Print
Mad About You, Again: Revival of the Award-Winning 90s Sitcom Premieres January 7, Exclusively on CTV Comedy Channel
– The new 12-episode, half-hour revival series MAD ABOUT YOU airs in two, back-to-back episodes Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET–
– Guest stars include legendary actresses Carol Burnett, Cynthia Harris, and Cloris Leachman–
– All 164 episodes of the original MAD ABOUT YOU series are streaming now on CTV Throwback –
TORONTO (December 2, 2019) – After 12 Emmys®, 4 Golden Globes®, a Peabody Award, and 20 years, the Buchmans are back! Paul Reiser and Academy Award®-winner Helen Hunt reprise their roles as Paul and Jamie Buchman, in a new,12-episode limited revival of MAD ABOUT YOU, making its Canadian debut exclusively on CTV Comedy Channel and everywhere CTV Comedy content can be found, Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT, beginning January 7. Airing two back-to-back episodes each week, CTV Comedy reunites viewers with Paul and Jamie Buchman on the day their daughter Mabel (Abby Quinn, Landline) is off to college.
“Two decades ago, MAD ABOUT YOU was ‘Must See TV’, a show that helped shape the prestige comedies we see today,” said Pat DiVittorio, Vice-President, Programming, CTV and Specialty. “Now, this all-new revival is back to lead CTV Comedy’s lineup of laughs in the New Year, as we fall in love with the Buchmans all over again while they embark on a new frontier as empty nesters.”
Familiar faces joining Hunt and Reiser for the MAD ABOUT YOU revival are John Pankow (EPISODES) as Paul’s cousin Ira, Richard Kind (YOUNG SHELDON) as friend Dr. Mark Devanow, Anne Ramsay (HART OF DIXIE) as Jamie’s sister Lisa Stemple, and Jerry Adler (TRANSPARENT) as Mr. Wicker. New cast additions joining Quinn as Mable Buchman are Kecia Lewis (THE PASSAGE) as Mark Devanow’s second wife.
Superstar guest stars include legendary comedienne Carol Burnett (THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW), reprising her Emmy®-winning role as Jamie’s mother Theresa Stemple; Cynthia Harris (LAW & ORDER), reprising her role as Paul’s mother Sylvia Buchman; and renowned actress Cloris Leachman (THE MARY TYLER MOORE SHOW; PHYLLIS), as one of Jamie’s therapy patients.
In the premiere episode, “The Kid Leaves” (Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 10p.m. ET/PT), when Paul and Jamie drop their daughter Mabel off for her first day of college, it quickly becomes clear that they have very different ideas of what their lives after children will look like. The episode is immediately followed by “Restraining Orders and Puppies” at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT, which sees Mabel force Jamie to sign a contract limiting contact for the next 48 hours after too many surprise dorm visits, and suddenly Paul finds himself in the parenting hot seat.
MAD ABOUT YOU is produced by Sony Pictures Television in association with Comedy Dynamics. Peter Tolan serves as showrunner, executive producer and writer. Helen Hunt and Paul Reiser executive produce alongside Brian Volk-Weiss, Michael Pelmont, and Matthew Ochacher. Danny Jacobson, who co-created the show with Reiser serves as an executive consultant.
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The #1 Canadian Entertainment Specialty channel among Adults 18-49 and 25-54, CTV Comedy Channel delivers every flavour of funny with A-list stand-up, hilarious late-night talk shows, favourite sitcoms, and hit movies. The home of original comedy CORNER GAS ANIMATED and fresh stand-up captured every year at Montréal’s Just For Laughs Festival, CTV Comedy Channel also boasts some of the best late-night talk series from THE DAILY SHOW WITH TREVOR NOAH and FULL FRONTAL WITH SAMANTHA BEE, to THE JIM JEFFERIES SHOW, and LIGHTS OUT WITH DAVID SPADE, in addition to sitcoms like TACOMA FD and the upcoming revival of MAD ABOUT YOU, among others. From CTV, Canada’s most-watched network, CTV Comedy Channel is part of a powerful suite of specialty channels that also includes CTV Drama Channel, CTV Life Channel, and CTV Sci-Fi Channel. More information about CTV Comedy Channel is available at CTVComedy.ca