‘Who is the boss?’ Continued with Tony Danza & Alyssa Milano in working at Freevee – Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: De Who is the boss? sequel series has found a home. The project, which will reunite original stars Tony Danza and Alyssa Milano and executive produced by Norman Lear, has landed at Amazon Freevee for development.

The sequel is written/executively produced by A day with a TimThe co-creator/exec producer/co-showrunner Mike Royce and co-executive producer Brigitte Muñoz-Liebowitz. Sony Pictures Television, which owns the rights to the original series and has been working on the sequel for the past two years, is the studio.

Danza and Milano will reprise their roles as Tony and Samantha Micelli. 30 years after the events of the original series, the sequel will focus on former Major League Baseball player/retired housekeeper Tony Micelli (Danza) and his relationship with his daughter Samantha (Milano). She is now a single mother and lives in the family home. In line with Lear’s classic shows, the new comedy will explore generational differences, as well as opposing worldviews and parenting styles within the dynamics of a modern family in 2022.

The original Who is the boss? ran for eight seasons and 196 episodes on ABC from 1984-92, attracting more than 30 million viewers in its heyday. It was nominated for 10 Emmy Awards and became a staple of syndication.

While Lear was not creative auspices on Who is the boss?, it is part of the extensive library under its Embassy Communications banner, which is now owned by Sony Pictures TV.

Lear and his production partner Brent Miller of Act III Productions and Dan Farah of Farah Films are producing the sequel along with Danza, Milano, Royce and Muñoz-Liebowitz.

This marks a reunion for Royce, Muñoz-Liebowitz, Lear and Miller after their collaboration on the reinvention of Lear’s classic One day at a time for Sony TV.

For Muñoz-Liebowitz, Who is the boss? falls under the blanket deal she has with Sony Pictures TV, where she is also executive producer/showrunner Chubby Chronicles, the new comedy series for HBO Max

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