The Married With Children Spinoff Would Feature Classic Characters

Some months ago, we began to hear whispers that Married with Children could be rebooted for television, in a brand new form. The idea would be to spin off the series and take a look at the life of the now-grown Bud Bundy, who was played by David Faustino in the original sitcom. According to Faustino, the original team, including Christina Applegate, has all committed to appearing in the potential comedy.

The whole cast, including Christina, is down to do little bits in it. The idea would be a pilot for a spinoff. That's all I can tell you right now. It involves me and a few other people.

Faustino made the statement at the Vacation premiere, noting that he can’t tell us a ton about the plot, which is sometimes par for the course for a project in the early stages of development. Still, I highly doubt that Bud Bundy has changed much from the horny teenager with an anger issue he portrayed a couple of decades ago. If his father, Al, is any indication, he’s probably a shoe salesman at this point. Still, I’d be more than happy to revisit the world the Bundys occupied, especially if we can catch up with Al, Peggy and Kelly, as well.

At the event, Christina Applegate admitted to E! that everyone is excited about popping up in the potential spinoff. It’s worth noting that Applegate’s always busy with new roles, Ed O’Neill is on ABC’s Modern Family and Katey Sagal is in the upcoming FX series Bastard Executioner, so it’s likely they could just show up for scenes every now again if the spinoff moves forward, similar to how the Full House spinoff is handling some of its returning characters. That won’t be the only stuff the project has to work out, however. In order to move forward, Faustino also says that Sony has some legal stuff to work out.

Sony has it. They're excited about it. They're working out some legal issues that we hope they work out.

We probably won’t be hearing about a Married with Children spinoff tomorrow, but it’s nice to know Faustino and the rest of the gang are still excited about the project. If there was any time for a show of this ilk to move forward, it’s now, when Full House is getting a spinoff, and Coach, Heroes(Reborn), Twin Peaks and The X-Files are making new episodes for audiences. It’s a trend that should and probably will die out eventually, but while we’re right in the thick of it, it’s kind of exciting to wait and see how these shows will pan out.

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