The two are back in the roles of father and daughter Tony and Samantha Micelli for the new show. In the original show, Tony worked as a householder with businesswoman Angela, her son Jonathan and mother Mona, and the former baseball player and his daughter moved in with the family.
In the revival series, Samantha is a single mother who lives in the house in which she grew up again. According to Deadline Judith Light and Danny Pintauro, who played Angela and Jonathan, are behind the plans and are looking into possible guest roles for the two. The actress behind Mona, Katherine Helmond, passed away in 2019 at the age of 93.
Alyssa said on Twitter on Tuesday that she is very happy that she can finally share the news about the new series. “We thought it was the perfect time to share how these wonderful characters were going. I can’t wait to share this story with you. ” She also shared an old ’80s cast photo and a line from the opening number of the original series.