An animated version of Fox’s foundational sitcom Married…With Children is in the works at Sony Pictures Television, which produced the original series. The studio has signed the show’s core cast — Ed O’Neill, Katey Sagal, Christina Applegate and David Faustino — to reprise their roles in voiceover.
Family Guy writer and executive producer Alex Carter is set to serve as showrunner on the project, which will be taken to potential buyers in the near future. The original series streams on on Hulu, Peacock and Paramount Global’s Pluto TV.
Created by Michael G. Moye and Ron Leavitt, Married…With Children ran from 1987 to 1997 on Fox. The show was critically derided throughout its run but was a hit for the then-fledgling network, amassing 259 episodes over its 11 seasons.
The animated project isn’t the first time Sony has tried to revive the show. In 2014, Sony developed a spinoff centering on Faustino’s Bud Bundy, but it didn’t move forward.
Sony, meanwhile, continues to look for ways to mine its IP library. The studio is behind ABC’s Live in Front of a Studio Audience specials, which have re-created episodes of several Norman Lear comedies from the 1970s and ’80s (Sony owns rights to Lear’s catalog). An animated version of Lear’s Good Times scored a series order at Netflix in 2020.
Carter is a longtime Family Guy staffer, having started as a writers assistant in 2006 and worked his way up the ladder.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
It was announced this week that the third and final season of Dead To Me will premiere Fall 2022 on Netflix!
Source: TV Insider
Actress Christina Applegate has revealed that she has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
The Dead to Me and Anchorman star posted on Twitter: “Hi friends. A few months ago I was diagnosed with MS. It’s been a strange journey. But I have been so supported by people that I know who also have this condition. It’s been a tough road. But as we all know, the road keeps going. Unless some a**hole blocks it.”
The U.S. actress followed that up with a message saying: “As one of my friends that has MS said “ we wake up and take the indicated action”. And that’s what I do. So now I ask for privacy. As I go through this thing. Thank you xo”
Emmy winner Applegate is well known for performances in shows including Married… with Children, Jesse, Friends, Samantha Who? and more recently, Netflix’s Dead To Me. She has also been Tony-nominated for her stage work and has starred in movies including The Sweetest Thing, Anchorman, Hall Pass, and Bad Moms.
The decorated actress is no stranger to adversity having previously spoken about her 2008 battle with breast cancer after which she had a double mastectomy as well as her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed.
Source: Deadline Hollywood
More great news! Christina Applegate and Dead to Me were nominated at the 2021 Screen Actors Guild Awards! Christina was nominated in the “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series” category for her portrayal of Jen Harding in the second season of the series, while the show (and its cast) were nominated in the “Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series” category!
The show will air on April 4, 2021 on TNT and TBS at 6 p.m. PT/9 p.m. ET.
Christina Applegate was nominated at the 2021 Critics Choice Awards! Christina is up for the “Best Actress in a Comedy Series” award for her portrayal of Jen Harding in the second season of Dead To Me. The winners of the awards will be announced on March 7th!
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Source: Deadline Hollywood