“Who’s the boss?” Sequel series under development at Amazon

Maybe we will finally get an answer to the age-old question: Who’s the boss?

This query earned the title of one of the more popular sitcoms of the 1980s and early 1990s, starring Tony Danza as the working-class live-in housekeeper of a well-to-do, divorced working woman played by Judith Light. The show, which also played a very young Alyssa Milano as Danza’s daughter, Danny Pintauro as Light’s son and the great Katherine Helmond as Light’s wise mother, was a hit in most of her eight seasons on air.

As required by law in the 1980s, it had a spectacular theme song that explained the premise of the show over flutes and synths.

A restart or successor series has previously been proposed, but the project seems to have new life over the new one Amazon Freevee streaming service. Deadline reports that the revival – which would play both Danza and Milan back in their old roles – is now at Freevee under development from kl. One day at a time author / producer Mike Royce and Brigitte Muñoz-Liebowitz. Sitcom legend Norman Lear is also involved as an executive producer.

Here’s how they describe the premise of the update:

Danza and Milan will be repeating their roles as Tony and Samantha Micelli. Set 30 years after the events of the original series, the sequel will focus on former Major League Baseball player / retired housekeeper Tony Micelli (Danza) and his relationship with his daughter Samantha (Milan). She is now a single mother and lives in the family house. In line with Lear’s classic shows, the new comedy will explore generational differences as well as opposing worldviews and parenting styles within the dynamics of a modern family by 2022.

The deadline report does not mention whether Light may also appear in the show. (Helmond died in 2019)

With Danza and Milan involved, I could see fans of the old school show being attracted to a similar sitcom with that premise. People still watch syndicated rebroadcasts Who’s the boss? to this day. They would probably be quite excited to finally have some new episodes they had never seen before in the mix. Especially if they decide the title question after all these years.

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