Everyday there seems to be a new reboot popping up — however, one show that hasn’t been given a reboot is Who’s the Boss?, but Tony Danza reveals that he would consider it.
“Oh you know what? I’ve been thinking about it,” the 68-year-old exclusively told Closer Weekly at a special Diamond Gala held for the 75th Anniversary Celebration of Patsy’s Italian Restaurant on Monday, September 23. “I used to say no and it certainly would be hard without [the late] Katherine [Helmond] but you know something? I work for the Police Athletic League here in the city — I’m on the Board of Directors. Just put on our benefit Thursday night at John Jay to benefit the teen acting program, PAL’s Acting, because when you teach a kid how to act, you teach a kid how to act — that’s our slogan. So I was standing out there just before rehearsal one night with a bunch of the kids and a woman walked by with two little kids.”
He continued, “One of them was like six, and the little kid says ‘hey, are you Tony Micelli?’ and I said ‘wait a minute! how do you know that?’ and his mother says he watches the show every night. He watches the same episodes over and over again, and what it said to me was ‘you know it’ll really be not a bad thing for kids to see nowadays’ because I mean it — we thought about our message every single week. We knew there were kids watching and we had a responsibility to those kids. So in a way, if we can duplicate that I might be interested.” So great!
According to the actor, he has kept in contact with “everybody” on the show, including his former costars, Judith Light, Alyssa Milano and Danny Pintauro. The ABC sitcom ran from 1984 to 1992, and Tony reveals that he did learn some things from his popular program.
“Well you know my adult years really I go from a bachelor living large in Hollywood with a series to married with children and a series,” the Taxi alum explained. “So I go through a whole lot of stuff during the run of that show. It’s a big part of my life.”
Tony isn’t the only cast member who would think about doing a reboot, Alyssa — who played Samantha Micelli — would be down too. “I think we’re all open to it!” the 46-year-old once revealed exclusively to Closer Weekly. “You know, we kind of all feel a specific way about it, which is what we did in 1983 was very forward-thinking.”
We hope this happens!
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