Mad About You actor Louis Zorich passes away at 93... amid talks to revive the 90s sitcom
Louis Zorich, best known for his role as Paul's father on Mad About You, passed away on Tuesday.
The 93-year-old actor, who was married to Oscar winner Olympia Dukakis, 86, 'died in his home' according to THR.
His death comes amid reports that Helen Hunt, 54, and Paul Reiser, 60, are in talks to revive their hit NBC show.
Veteran: Louis Zorich, best known for his role as Paul's father on Mad About You, passed away on Tuesday at age 93. He's seen here in 2005
Zorich appeared as Paul Reiser's father Burt Buchman in 70 episodes of Mad About You during the comedy's extremely successful run from 1992-1999.
The veteran stage actor earned a Tony nomination in 1969 but lost out to Al Pacino.
The Brooklyn Bridge star is survived by three children -Christina, Peter and Stefan - and four grandchildren.
Ratings hit: Zorich appeared as Paul Reiser's father Burt Buchman in 70 episodes of Mad About You during the comedy's extremely successful run from 1992-1999
It's been over 18 years since Mad About You left our screens.
But the sitcom might be about to get a second life, with original stars Helen Hunt, and Paul Reiser engaged in "informal talks" about reprising their roles, according to TVLine.
According to the site, Sony, who produced the original Golden Globe winning show, 'has begun informal talks with leads Helen Hunt and Paul Reiser about bringing the series back for a limited run.'
Still mad: 90s sitcom Mad About You might be about to get a second life, with original stars Helen Hunt, 54, and Paul Reiser, 60, engaged in "informal talks" about reprising their roles
An insider told the news site that the story for the new series would be about Paul and Jamie coping with their daughter moving out of home.
The plot for the present day set season will involve the couple 'grappling with empty-nest syndrome in the wake of now-17-year-old daughter Mabel’s admission to college,' claim the site.
'If we can find the story to tell, and anybody’s interested, I’d be open to it,' Reiser told People in October.
The final frontier? An insider told news site TVLine that the story for the new series would be about Paul and Jamie coping with their daughter moving out of home
The Stranger Things actor admitted to the gossip site that until recently he had been skeptical of returning to the show he co-created.
'For years, I would’ve said, ‘Absolutely no. We never would do it,’ because I was very proud of how we ended it really well.'
But the veteran actor slowly warmed to an eighth season of the NBC hit, saying:
'To me, it’s interesting when I see my kids are growing and leaving the house. It’s like, ‘Oh.’ It’s like that moment when you get married. It’s like we’re in a new world that we don’t know the rules of.'
Undecided: The Stranger Things actor admitted to People that until recently he had been skeptical of returning to the show he co-created
And on Wednesday, his co-star was seen enjoying the waves in Hawaii.
The As Good As It Gets actress was snapped in Maui on a vacation, enjoying the holiday season in the Aloha State just four months after her split with Matthew Carnahan, her boyfriend of 16 years.
The Oscar-winning star of As Good As It Gets wore a pink bikini top with black surfing leggings and sandals as she enjoyed a day in the islands surfing.
Fab at 54: On Wednesday, Helen Hunt, 54, was seen enjoying the waves in Hawaii
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