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September 28, 2019

Closer Weekly: Actor Tony Danza on the Possibility of 'Who's the Boss?' Reboot

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Tony Danza rose to wide acclaim for his excellent performance in the classic American sitcom "Who's the Boss?" and recently, he shared that he "might be interested" in a reboot of the series. 

Closer Weekly recently interviewed Danza at a special Diamond Gala held for the 75th Anniversary Celebration of Patsy's Italian Restaurant. 

Tony Danza participates in Annual Charity Day hosted by Cantor Fitzgerald, BGC and GFI at Cantor Fitzgerald | Getty Images

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"IF WE CAN DUPLICATE THAT, I MIGHT BE INTERESTED," DANZA SAYS 

When asked about doing a reboot series for the eight-year running show, he excitedly revealed that it had, indeed, crossed his mind recently. Danza said:

"Oh, you know what? I've been thinking about it. I used to say no, and it certainly would be hard without [the late] Katherine [Helmond], but you know something?" 

Danza, who is famously known to refute the thoughts of a "Who's the Boss" reboot narrates the experience that changed his mind. 

He explained that just a few days before the interview; he had been holding a rehearsal for a teen acting program, "PAL's Acting" when he had a chance meeting with a very young boy who happened to be a fan of "Who's the Boss."

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Katherine Helmond attends the 2002 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium | Getty Images

"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."

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Danza was pleased with the experience as he stated that it made him have a rethink about doing a "Who's the Boss?" reboot series. Danza continued

"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."

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He concludes by disclosing that if a reboot of the show would be anything like the original, then "he might be interested."

HE STILL MAINTAINS CONTACT WITH HIS "WHO'S THE BOSS?" CO-STARS 

It was also during the interview that Danza shared that he still keeps in touch with the other stars of "Who's the Boss?" which would facilitate a reboot. 

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The award-winning ABC sitcom ran from 1984 to 1992 and gave off two spinoffs, "Charmed Lives" and "Living Dolls" which only lasted for a short time. 

"Charmed Lives" only lasted three episodes, and was based on spokesmodels-turned-roommates Fran Drescher and Donna Dixon's characters from the season two finale, "Charmed Lives." On the other hand, "Living Dolls," followed a group of young models living together and it ran for 12 episodes in 1989. 

A reboot of "Who's the Boss" may, admittedly, perform much better than these. Hope that comes to realization sometime soon!

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