The eternal TV question can finally be answered: A revival of Who’s the boss? is in development, with original stars Tony Danza and Alyssa Milano returning to surprise their roles, reports our sister site Deadline.
The follow-up series, which will be shopped for networking and streaming services by Sony Pictures Television producers, will take place 30 years later, with Milan’s Samantha now grown up and a single mother living in the same house as the original series. The new measure “will explore generational differences, as well as opposing worldviews and parenting styles within the dynamics of a modern family by 2020.”
Original stars Judith Light (Angela) and Danny Pintauro (Jonathan) are not scheduled to appear yet, but they “support the new series”, and producers hope to find a way to work them in. Katherine Helmond, who co-starred as Angela’s sassy mother Mona, died last year.
Debuted on ABC 1984, Who’s the boss? played Danza as former ball player Tony Micelli, who took a job as a housekeeper for the yuppie businesswoman Angela (Light) and moved into her Connecticut home with her daughter Samantha. The series became a top ten Nielsen hit and ran for eight seasons and ended its run in 1992 after a total of 196 episodes.