Entertainment TV Helen Hunt and Paul Reiser Open Up About Reuniting on 'Mad About You' Reboot "It really took no transition at all," says Paul Reiser of reuniting with Helen Hunt for the Mad About You reboot By Aili Nahas Aili Nahas Aili Nahas is the West Coast Deputy News Editor at PEOPLE. She is also the TV deputy in Los Angeles as well as the Weddings Editor. Aili has spent nearly two decades in the entertainment industry and 12 years at PEOPLE. People Editorial Guidelines Published on November 20, 2019 10:00 AM Share Tweet Pin Email It’s been 20 years since the series finale of Mad About You, but now the beloved ’90s comedy is back with a reboot — and its stars haven’t missed a beat. “It really took no transition at all,” Paul Reiser tells PEOPLE of reuniting with his onscreen wife, Helen Hunt. “We were all so fond of each other and we spent seven years together. The minute we walked into the space, it was so familiar. It actually felt weird that it didn’t feel weird.” Reiser, 63, and Hunt, 56, are reprising their roles as Paul and Jamie Buchman, an oft bickering but always loving New York couple. This time around, their daughter, played by Abby Quinn, is headed off to college and the Buchmans are navigating their now empty nest. Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt Open Up About Returning to Mad About You 20 Years Later Brook Pifer/Sony Pictures Television/Spectrum Originals “The premise of the show lends itself to being shot over time,” says Hunt of the new limited series, which premieres Nov. 20 on Spectrum Originals. Adds Reiser: “It’s a nice luxury to get to do an arc of these characters over the years. And there is nothing topical about the show. It’s about people, then and now. That doesn’t go out of fashion.” Helen Hunt and Paul Reiser. Trae Patton/Sony Pictures Television/Spectrum Originals And the actors jumped right back into a comfortable routine. “It’s a Monday through Friday life,” says Reiser. “You sit down with a fresh script Monday and then you perform it for an audience on Friday. I wasn’t aware of how much I missed that. It was refreshing and surprising.” Helen Hunt and Paul Reiser Had Regular Lunch Dates After Mad About You Ended 20 Years Ago Chris Haston/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Still, both stars admit a few things have changed since the original series, which ran from 1992-1999. “We used to have a little ritual post show,” says Reiser with a laugh. “We’d all gather in the writers’ room and have pizza and a beer. Now we’re just too tired. Someone push me to my car, and I’ll see you Monday!” Mad About You premieres Nov. 20, exclusively on Spectrum Originals.