Judith Light, left, Katherine Helmond, Alyssa Milano, Tony Danza and Danny Pintauro starred in “Who’s the Boss.” Danza and Milano would star in a sequel in development at Sony. (Photo: Sony Pictures Television)
Whatever happened to widower Tony Micelli and his daughter, Samantha?
Fans of “Who’s the Boss,” which ran for eight seasons (1984 to 1992), could find out if a planned sequel series featuring original series stars Tony Danza and Alyssa Milano makes it to the small screen.
Danza and Milano, who played the father-daughter duo in the popular ABC comedy, are set to star in the sequel, which would include a new executive producer, the legendary Norman Lear.
Milano celebrated the news on Instagram Tuesday and Sony Pictures Television, which is developing the sequel, confirmed the project.
“#WhosTheBoss is coming back!!!” Milano wrote. “We feel the time is right to tell the story of where these amazing characters are today.”
The sequel, which doesn’t yet have a TV home, will take place 30 years after events of the original series and center on former baseball player and retired housekeeper Tony (Danza) and his relationship with Samantha (Milano), now a single mother living in the house featured in the original show.
Tony Micelli (Tony Danza) and his daughter, Samantha (Alyssa Milano), were central characters in the popular ABC comedy “Who’s the Boss,” which ran from 1984 to 1992. (Photo: Sony Pictures Television)
Judith Light, who played divorced advertising executive Angela, and Danny Pintauro, who played her son, Jonathan, are supportive of the project and the hope is to work them and their characters into the show, according to Sony. Katherine Helmond, who played Angela’s mother, died in 2019.
“Boss,” part of Lear’s Embassy Communications library that was sold to Coca-Cola in 1985, is now owned by Sony. The new show will explore generational differences, opposing world views and parenting styles. Lear, who was not involved with the original “Boss,” is an executive producer of Sony’s reimagined “One Day at a Time.”
Danza and Milano also will serve as executive producers. The sequel’s eventual buyer would have the option to license the 196 original episodes.
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