Two more “Mad About You” original castmembers are joining Spectrum Originals’ upcoming revival of the Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt-led sitcom.
Anne Ramsay will return as Lisa Stemple, the sister and neighbor of Hunt’s Jamie Stemple-Buchman, while Adler will guest star as apartment building superintendent Mr. Wicker in the first episode.
The revival of the 1990s-era NBC sitcom will debut its first six episodes ad-free on Nov. 20, with the later six dropping on Dec. 18. All episodes are only available to Spectrum (owned by TV and internet provider Charter) customers.
Charter’s Spectrum ordered the limited series back in March. According to Spectrum, the series will explore the fertile ground of modern marriage through the eyes of the Buchmans as newly minted empty-nesters after dropping their unpredictable, hard-to-control daughter Mabel (Abby Quinn) off at college.
Peter Tolan will serve as showrunner as well as executive producer and writer for the series and Hunt will direct the first episode. Danny Jacobson, who co-created the show with Reiser serving as an executive consultant.
“Mad About You” is the second notable series picked up by Charter’s Spectrum, alongside the “Bad Boys” spinoff, “L.A.’s Finest.”
Sony, the studio behind the former NBC sitcom, had been working on a revival for a while, closing deals with Reiser, Hunt and Jacobson nearly a year ago. “Mad About You” originally ran for seven seasons on NBC from 1992 to 1999, winning 12 Primetime Emmys (including four in a row for Hunt for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy).
“Mad About You” is produced by Sony Pictures Television in association with Comedy Dynamics. Hunt and Reiser executive produce alongside Brian Volk-Weiss, Michael Pelmont, and Matthew Ochacher for Comedy Dynamics.