Successful television shows never really “end.” They eventually come back as a reboot, either with or without the original cast. The latest is sitcom Who’s The Boss?, which was a staple on ABC from 1984 to 1992 and featured Tony Danza as a single father named Tony Miceli with a young daughter (Alyssa Milano as Samantha), who transitions from being a professional baseball player to a live-in housekeeper in Connecticut for advertising executive Angela Bower, played by Judith Light.
Danza and Milano have confirmed the pending project, which does not have an official outlet yet.
“Very excited to bring Who’s The Boss back to television! #whostheboss,” Danza wrote in a caption of a photo on his verified Instagram account showing him and Milano in character on the show.
Tweeted Alyssa Milano: “#WhosTheBoss is coming back!!! I’ve wanted to share this for so long and now I can!,” she wrote. “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.”
Billed as a sequel to the original, the reboot will take place 30 years after the events of the original series, centered around Tony and the relationship with his daughter. Samantha is now a single mother, living in the house the original series was set in.
There is no word if Judith Light, or Danny Pintauro, who played her son Jonathan, will be participating. Katherine Helmond, who appeared as Light’s mother Mona Robinson, passed away last year.
When we last saw the characters from Who’s The Boss? (in the series-finale of April 25, 1992), Tony has moved to Iowa but decides to return to Connecticut to be with Angela. Mirroring the first episode, Tony knocks on the door and Angela answers in her bathrobe. They get back together and he moves in.
Naturally, we will learn more about what happened to their relationship, and why Samantha is now living in Angela’s home, when the reboot begins. The expectations on the premiere of this Who’s the Boss? update is in 2021.