“Married…With Children” Animated Series With Original Cast Hits TV Marketplace – Deadline

“Married…With Children” Animated Series With Original Cast Hits TV Marketplace – Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: Another classic comedy of the 1990s is making a comeback. An animated revival of Married with children Headlined by the stars of the original series, Katey Sagal, Ed O’Neill, Christina Applegate and David Faustino, it will be presented to networks and streamers and is generating a lot of interest, Deadline sources say.

The new version of the 1987 Fox sitcom was written by family Guy Executive producer Alex Carter, who serves as showrunner. Sony Pictures Television, owner and distributor of the original series, has been working on the animation project for over a year, signing deals with the quartet from Married with children stars before you take it out.

While it’s still unclear where that’s animated Married with children would land, Fox, Hulu and Peacock are considered logical targets.

‘Married with children’
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married, with children, which aired on Fox from 1987-97 is a signature series for the network. Considered one of pop culture’s most influential TV shows, it was one of the first original scripted series from the then fledgling network, helping put it on the map and establishing its offbeat comedy brand. Additionally, adult animation is in Fox’s DNA, and the network has several animated family comedies, most notably juggernauts The simpsons and Family Guy.

Meanwhile, Hulu and Peacock are streamers covering the original series and adding the new episode would enhance their current collection and also bring new viewers to the old episodes. In addition to searching for target groups when streaming, Married with children remains popular in syndication as well.

One of the longest-running live-action comedy series on network television, Married with children Aired for 11 seasons. Created by Michael G. Moye and the late Ron Leavitt, the show follows the Chicago life of Al Bundy (O’Neill), a misogynistic women’s shoe salesman; his lazy wife Peggy (Sagal); and their children Kelly (Applegate) and Bud (Faustino).

Talk about a Married with children Follow-up has been around for years, with reports six years ago of Faustino pitching to Sony an idea about a divorced and struggling Bud moving back to the old house with his ex-wife and best friend, while Al and Peg after the Win in Vegas live lottery. Titled bud, the potential spin-off reportedly came close to reality, backed by original co-creator Moye as executive producer/showrunner and Sony TV, but ultimately didn’t go beyond objections from the other co-creator’s son, Levitt. The other original stars are said to have supported this project, but in interviews they’ve largely dismissed the prospect of a full-blown film Married with children Revival because of their busy schedules.

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Gradually, the idea of ​​an animated series arose, as it could easily fulfill the actors’ existing commitments and still contain some characteristic elements of the original series, such as the famous theme song “Love and Marriage” by Frank Sinatra. Sony TV recently took the same path with another classic sitcom in its catalogue, Norman Lear’s Good times, which has an animated version in the works on Netflix.

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