Wait long enough, and it seems like every popular TV and movie project will find a new lease on life. Such has definitely been the case in the past few years, as more and more reboots have come together. Now the trend or TV revivals is setting its sights on Who’s the Boss?
‘Who’s the Boss?’ ran from 1984 to 1992
The 1980s is often considered the golden-age of TV themes. And 1980s sitcoms often had the catchiest tunes of all. Certainly, Who’s the Boss? — which ran on ABC from 1984 to 1992 — qualifies as one of TV’s biggest earworms. And the show was a huge hit with audiences as well.
Tony Danza stars as former major league baseball player Tony Micelli, who moves to Connecticut with his daughter (Alyssa Milano). The hook of the show? Tony accepts a role as a live-in housekeeper for advertising executive Angela Bower (Judith Light). Hijinks ensue.
Over the course of eight seasons, the relationship between Tony and Angela eventually evolves to the point of romance. However, the show ended with an uncertain fate for its two main characters, leaving some fans dissatisfied by the finale. Now those looking to catch up with the Micellis are in luck.
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Now a reboot is officially in the works
According to Deadline, Who’s the Boss? is latest classic TV show to get the reboot treatment. However, much like shows such as Fuller House, Roseanne, and Girl Meets World, the new version will pick up 30 years after the original series. Danza and Milano will return as father and daughter. The actors enthusiastically confirmed their involvement on social media.
The relationship between Tony and Samantha Micelli looks to be the heart of the new show. The original Who’s the Boss? subverted gender norms in the American household. And its sequel will reportedly “explore generational differences, as well as opposing world views and parenting styles within the dynamic of a modern family.”
Which other cast members could still join the project?
Milano’s Sam Micelli will now be a single mother living in the same house from the original series. Of course, the premise of the original show hinged on the family unit living under the same roof. So it’s possible — though unconfirmed — Tony might move in as well to help his daughter manage. But what about the rest of the original Who’s the Boss? Cast?
The Deadline report mentions Light and Danny Pintauro — who played her son Jonathan — could reprise their roles too. Both actors support the new show, the article said. Unfortunately, Katherine Helmond (Everybody Loves Raymond) passed away in 2019. She won a Golden Globe in 1989 for playing Angela’s scene-stealing mother Mona.
No word yet on where the Who’s the Boss? reboot might end up. But stay tuned for updates.