Who’s The Boss? sequel in the works with original stars

By Tribute on June 29, 2022 | 3 Comments

Judith Light, Katherine Helmond, Alyssa Milano, Tony Danza and Danny Pintauro in Who's the Boss?A sequel series to the classic ’80s sitcom Who’s the Boss? has entered the writing stages at Amazon’s Freevee. The project has been in the works for over two years, with two original cast members secured to the work early on.

The show will focus on Samantha Micelli, played by Alyssa Milano as a single mother living in her childhood home with her retired dad, played by Tony Danza. The time gap between Who’s The Boss? and the new series will be about 30 years.

Milano and Danza are the only two cast members confirmed to reprise their original roles but the series is still in the early stages of development, leaving lots of room for others to join. Katherine Helmond, who played Mona Robinson in the original series, passed away in 2019.

Who’s The Boss? was on the air for eight seasons and 196 episodes from 1984 to 1992. The series was about Tony Micelli, a retired baseball player who took a job as a live-in housekeeper in upscale Connecticut. The house Tony and his daughter Samantha move into is owned by recently divorced Angela Bower (Judith Light), who has a son, Jonathan (Danny Pintauro). The series ended with Tony and Angela admitting their love for each other and Samantha marrying fellow college student, Hank Thomopolous.

This is not the first spin-off from Who’s The Boss?. Living Dolls was a show created based on side characters who appeared in one episode of the show. Living Dolls was also Halle Berry‘s acting debut, but the series wound up lasting for just one season.

The sequel is set to explore generational differences, a modern family dynamic and opposing worldviews and parenting styles. It will take place in Connecticut, just like the original series. ∼Senna Gill

Comments & Discussion

  1. Daniel Schneider • June 30, 2022 @ 12:14 AM

    Grew up watching Who’s The Boss? Truly one of greatest shows ever made and one of my all time favorites. Sad that Katherine Helmond won’t be in it as she was a main character and I always enjoyed her sarcastic witty joked. Hope everyone else returns because it won’t be the same. One problem I have with reboots is they always feel the need to focus on new kids and characters. I think if your bringing a show back that people loved and grew up with that they should understand that the fans don’t care how old they are now they want the show to center around the original cast. It should be a thank you to all the loyal fans. A good example is that new Mighty Ducks series on Disney plus they focused too much on new kids and characters but their trying to use the Mighty Ducks name so that old school fans will watch but the fans want to see the cast all grown up now and they only had one episode where they brought some of the orginal kids in the movie but that was it and that was the best episode out of all it. Now Emilio is out as well. Why even bother. It’s going to get canceled because their trying to get old fans attention but focusing on new kids no one cares about. If your not going to give long time fans want they are hoping for then don’t use the name of classic show or movie. Have brand new fresh ideas. But producers are always afraid to take risks and just hope to cash in on nostalgia but not giving the audience that actually grew up on it what they want.

  2. Mike • June 30, 2022 @ 8:19 AM

    Ugh. Things just keep getting worse and worse. This show was complete garbage. What did we do to deserve this???

  3. Donna • July 2, 2022 @ 3:33 PM

    Mike… agreed. Mediocre at best. Then again I’m not a fan of the sappy , somebody overhears something,misinterprets it then hilariousness ensues scenarios. I always preferred Barney Miller, WKRP, All In the Family type sitcoms , but I’m sure there’s an audience for it just like there apparently is Full/Fuller House…gahhhhh. Hehe

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