According to Deadline, the new take on the show will revolve around the relationship between housekeeper Tony and his daughter, who is now a single mother living in the same house where the original series took place. She's a single mother who lives in the home in which the original series was set - much in the vein of another nostalgia-mining reboot, Netflix's "Fuller House". On Aug. 4, Variety announced that a new iteration of the beloved sitcom is being developed at Sony, with original stars Tony Danza and Alyssa Milano set to reprise their roles as Tony Micelli and Samantha Micelli, respectively.
Milano, who broke out in the role of Tony's spunky daughter Samantha and became a bona fide child star in the process, tweeted: "We feel the time is right to tell the story of where these awesome characters are today". Not all have been successful though, but most have found new audiences rather well, so bringing back something that was as popular as Who's the Boss? makes a whole lot of commercial sense.
The pair are set to reprise their roles as father and daughter Tony and Samantha Micelli in the comedy, which originally ran for almost 200 episodes between 1984 and 1992.
The publication also reported that Light and Danny Pintauro, who played her son Jonathan, are "supportive" of the new series. It will explore generational differences as well as differing world views and parenting styles, per USA Today.
This image provided by Sony Pictures Television shows Tony Danza, left, as Tony Micelli and Alyssa Milano as Samantha Micelli in a scene from "Who's The Boss".
The original series created by Martin Cohan and Blake Hunter ran from 1984 to 1992 and was a hit for ABC, if not a critical darling.