Tuesday, Aug. 4 was a big day for fans of the popular '80s sitcom, Who's the Boss. Two stars from the widely beloved series Tony Danza (who played Tony Micelli) and Alyssa Milano (who played his daughter, Samantha Micelli) announced the show was making a comeback 28 years after the finale aired in 1992.
While we're already aware that Tony and Alyssa will be reprising their roles, is Danny Pintauro returning for the Who's the Boss reboot? What about Judith Light? Here's everything we can expect for the second iteration of the series.
What we know about the 'Who's the Boss' reboot:
If you need a brush-up on Who's the Boss, it was a wholesome family sitcom that ran on ABC from 1984 to 1992, and was nominated for 10 Emmys and five Golden Globes Awards. It delves into the life of Tony Micelli, a single father to Samantha, who ends his professional baseball career to become a housekeeper for a wealthy advertising executive named Angela Bower (played by Judith Light) and her son, Jonathan (played by Danny Pintauro).
The reboot will take place a full 30 years after the finale, as it's been deemed a sequel to the original series. It's going to hone in on Tony's exciting life in retirement, as well as the life of his daughter, who is now a single mother living in her childhood home. Like the original series, it will delve into themes of family dynamics, differing parenting styles, gender roles, and stereotypes. And, chances are, it'll make you cry.
Tony announced the news first on Instagram, by posting photos from the original series, writing: "Very excited to bring Who's The Boss back to television! #whostheboss." Then, shortly after, Alyssa tweeted the news.
"I AM SO EXCITED! #WhosTheBoss is coming back!!! I've wanted to share this for so long and now I can! 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."
🚨ANNOUNCEMENT🚨— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) August 4, 2020
I AM SO EXCITED!#WhosTheBoss is coming back!!!
I’ve wanted to share this for so long and now I can! 😭
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. https://t.co/vhAM3OB21S
Is Danny Pintauro going to reprise his role as Jonathan Bower?
Judith and Danny were an undeniably solid mother-son duo, so fans could only hope that they would reunite for the reboot of Who's the Boss, however, it seems as though that may not be the case. According to CNN, both Judith and Danny are "supportive" of the new series, which makes it sounds like they won't be coming back, at least not as regulars on the show.
Danny went through tough times after the show ended. According to The Hollywood Reporter, he was diagnosed with HIV in 2003, 11 years after the show ended. He also struggled with drug addiction and had abused crystal meth for years. However, he says that coming out as gay really helped him — and hopefully other young kids — and it seems as though he's doing just fine now.
It sounds like Danny may not be coming back, but we're psyched for the reboot nonetheless. No network information or air date has been announced as of right now, but we'll keep our eyes and ears open.