In the word of Joey Russo, “Whoa.”
Someone dig the flower-bedecked hat out of the closet, because a reboot of the ’90s sitcom “Blossom” could be happening. At least, that’s the word from Joey Lawrence, who played slow-witted but well-coiffed Joey Russo on the series.
Speaking to Steve Harvey on Harvey’s talk show for an episode that aired Monday, Lawrence said that the notion of a “Blossom” reboot has been the subject of “serious talk” lately, and that he and his former costar Mayim Bialik are on board if it approaches the realm of reality.
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“There has been serious talk about it, believe it or not. Mayim and I have both said we’d be into it,” Lawrence said. “We’ve talked to Don Reo about it, who created it. If there’s a way in, then I think we’re all down for it.”
As for where Joey Russo would be in modern times, Lawrence theorized that he’d likely be a washed-up athlete.
“The show ended where he went off to play baseball, he was a really good baseball player,” the actor said. “So I think that he went, had a great career, probably got married several times, because he was always going on dates. And I think that he came home now for the first time, maybe his career is over, right?
“You know, his mid to late 30s, and [he’s] gotta find something else to do with his life,” the actor continued. “And, you know, he doesn’t have much to fall back on, because he’s not, ah, he’s not, ah, brain isn’t firing on all cylinders.”
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It’s unclear how Bialik would swing the reboot, given her commitment to the wildly popular CBS comedy “The Big Bang Theory.” TheWrap has reached out for comment from a spokesperson for Bialik.
In the meantime, watch Lawrence reflect on Joey Russo’s fate in the video.