Who’s the Boss? has recently joined the ever-expanding list of classic family sitcoms that are confirmed for a reboot. Sony Pictures will be developing the series starring Tony Danza, a Malverne High School graduate.
Both Danza and Alyssa Milano, another of the show’s original stars, have shared their enthusiasm over returning to the cast and contributing to the continuation of the storyline.
“Very excited to bring Who’s The Boss back to television!,” Danza shared with his Instagram followers.
The show, which aired in the mid-80s and ran through 1992, focused on flipping the gender norms usually displayed in television at the time. Danza will be returning to his character of Tony Micelli, a former pro-baseball player who takes a job as a housekeeper in an effort to support his daughter, Samantha Micelli, played by Milano. Tony, a widowed single father, was shown working for an ambitious businesswoman named Angela.
While both Judith Light, who played Angela, and Danny Pintauro, who played her son Jonathan, have shown support for the reboot, there is no confirmation of either being involved in the show so far.
The original series finale, which ran on April 25, 1992, left many questions unanswered about Tony and Angela’s relationship, seeing as viewers were shocked not to see a marriage between the two characters. There are also many questions surrounding the beloved character of Mona, Angela’s mother. Katherine Helmond, who played Mona, passed away in February 2019 due to complications from Alzheimer’s disease.
The new show will be centered more around the father-daughter relationship between Tony and Samantha. Taking place exactly 30 years after the original series, Samantha has now taken the place of her father, living as a single mother in the same house in which her father raised her. As the show’s theme song says, she’ll be embarking on a “Brand New Life.”
“I am so excited! #WhosTheBoss is coming back!!!” Milano tweeted of her return to playing Samantha. “I’ve wanted to share this for so long and now I can! We feel the time is right to tell the story of where these amazing characters are today. Can’t wait to share their stories with you. So happy.”
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