Helen Hunt Signs With UTA

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UTA has signed actress, writer, producer and director Helen Hunt. Hunt’s expansive body of work includes projects spanning across film, theater and television. On the film side, Hunt will next star Netflix’s “Candy Jar” opposite Christina Hendricks and Uzo Aduba. Currently, she can be seen in theaters in the drama “The Miracle Season.” Hunt has […]

Louis Zorich Dies: Stage Veteran And ‘Mad About You’ Dad Was 93

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Louis Zorich, whose stage career reached back more than half a century and included a 1969 Tony nomination for Hadrian VII, died Tuesday in New York. The veteran Chicago actor, best known to TV audiences as Paul Reiser’s father on NBC’s Mad About You, was 93.
Known for his gravelly voice and Don Quixote-like bearing, Zorich was the husband of Oscar winner Olympia Dukakis. Among his many roles on and off-Broadway, he understudied Walter Matthau’s Oscar Madison in Neil Simon…

Louis Zorich, ‘Mad About You’ Actor, Dies at 93

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Louis Zorich, who played Paul Reiser’s dad on the 1990s sitcom “Mad About You,” has died. He was 93.

Zorich died peacefully on January 30th in his home in New York City, his representative told TheWrap on Thursday.

Zorich was married to Olympia Dukakis, who won an Oscar for her supporting role as Cher’s mother in “Moonstruck” in 1987. They had been married since 1962.

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In addition to his role on “Mad about You,” Zorich had a career on Broadway that began in the 1960s and spanned until 2003. He appeared in productions such as “Becket,” “Hadrian VII”–for which he was nominated for a Tony Award–“The Odd Couple,” “Follies” and “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.”

His other credits include “Fiddler on the Roof” (1971), “The Muppets Take Manhattan” (1984) and “Detachment” (2011).

In addition to his wife, Zorich is survived by his children Christina, Peter and Stefan, and grandchildren Isabella, Sofia, Luka and Erlinda.

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‘Mad About You’: Paul Reiser, Helen Hunt in Talks for Revival Limited Series

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Nearly 19 years after its final episode aired, “Mad About You” may be coming back.

TV Line and The Hollywood Reporter report that producer Sony Television is holding informal talks with stars Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt to bring back the 1990s NBC sitcom for a limited run.

The revival’s plot would likely see Paul (Reiser) and Jamie (Hunt) Buchman dealing their now-17-year-old daughter Mabel heading off to college, according to TVLine.

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The sitcom ended its seven-year run in 1999 with a 22-year time skip to show how everything turned out for the couple, which is one of the reasons Reiser had previously expressed hesitance to resurrect it.

“Our thinking at the time was, ‘Let’s make sure we never get tempted to come back — let’s tell them what happens,’” Reiser told People in October while doing press for “Stranger Things 2.”

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“If we can find the story to tell, and anybody’s interested, I’d be open to it,” Reiser added. “To me, it’s interesting when I see my kids are growing and leaving the house. It’s like, ‘Oh.’ It’s like that moment when you get married. It’s like we’re in a new world that we don’t know the rules of.”

According to TVLine, NBC is not involved in the talks.

Representatives for NBC, Sony, and for Reiser and Hunt did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.

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‘Mad About You’ Revival In The Works With Paul Reiser & Helen Hunt In Talks To Return

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It looks like another popular show from NBC’s “Must See TV” slate is on the road back to prime time. Sony Pictures Television Studios is working on a revival of Mad About You with Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt in talks to reprise their roles as married New York couple Paul and Jamie Buchman.
It is reported that the revival of the series, which was created by Reiser and Danny Jacobson, would reconnect audiences with present-day Paul and Jamie, who are suffering from a case of…