So much for the sequel! The highly anticipated Who’s The Boss? revival is struggling to get off the ground — and a source tells OK! that the series' stars, Tony Danza and Alyssa Milano, could be partly to blame.
In August 2020, Sony Pictures Television announced that Danza and Milano would be reprising their iconic characters, housekeeper Tony Micelli and his daughter Samantha, in the continuance of the hit sitcom. The synopsis states the new series "will explore generational differences, as well as opposing world views and parenting styles within the dynamic of a modern family in 2020." (Additionally, Milano's character is now a single mother and living in the same house the original series — which ended its eight-season run in 1992 — was set in.)
However, the source tells OK! that the revival “is in shambles, to put it mildly."
“Tony is complaining that his character, who of course is now retired, is boring," continues the insider, "and Alyssa’s A-list requests, like a luxury trailer and personal chef, are causing a headache for production.” (Reps for the actors deny reports of any setbacks.)
Unfortunately for fans, there will be some beloved names missing from the new installment. Katherine Helmond — who starred as Mona Robinson — passed away in 2019. Meanwhile, Danny Pintauro (Jonathan Bower) and Judith Light (Angela Bower) have opted not to return.
After the initial excitement of getting Danza, 70, and Milano, 48, to sign on, producers are realizing that without Light, 72, and the original series’ other big stars, “the project is half-baked."
"It just doesn’t seem like people are excited about it,” the source adds, pointing out that there hasn’t been any official news about the reboot in months.
Back in November 2020, a source told OK! that Milano — who's been outspoken about politics on social media — is a "magnet for internet trolls, and if she wants to be a sitcom star the whole country can embrace, she has to learn to read the room." However, "She's still the key to getting this project off the ground, and the hope is she can develop some awareness before the buyers back out."
But between the actress' lavish requests — and Danza's constant complaints — things aren't looking good for the upcoming show. “It doesn’t bode well," adds the source. "Nobody would be surprised if the whole thing falls apart!”