Blossom star Mayim Bialik and creator Don Reo have been trying for years to get a "limited reboot" of the series off the ground, and now Bialik is hoping that saying it out loud will help the revival's chances of actually coming to fruition. Between 1991 and 1995, Blossom aired for five seasons on NBC with Bialik in the lead role as the titular teenage girl.
On Monday, Blossom was made available for streaming on Hulu. To help promote the news, Mayim Bialik spoke about the classic series in a new interview with Entertainment Weekly. As it turns out, Bialik and Reo have been working on getting a Blossom revival launched for a rather long time and they even have a solid idea for a reboot ready to go. As Bialik explains to EW, the issue lies on the business end as they've faced a lot of resistance from the network.
"I guess I'm allowed to talk about this now, Don Reo and I do have a limited reboot that we would like to do. We've had a lot of trouble getting our network onboard. It's been really fascinating. At a certain point, I may just start a grassroots fan campaign to see if we can do it because we absolutely would love people to see where these characters are. [Reo] and I talked about it and we kind of decided after literally years of trying to work on this that I would probably just say it out loud. We do have a well-formed idea and we would love someone to let us do it."
Blossom revolves around the life of Blossom Russo, a teenage girl whose family is left to adjust when the matriarch abandons them for a life and career elsewhere. Along with Bialik as Blossom, the series stars Joey Lawrence as Blossom's brother Joey, Michael Soyanov as brother Tony, Ted Wass as the family patriarch Nicholas, and Jenna von Oy as Blossom's best friend Six. David Lascher, Portia Dawson, Barnard Hughes, and Finola Hughes also star. The series also featured many celebrity guests including Sonny Bono, Estelle Getty, Dick Clark, David Cassidy, and Alex Trebek.
The good news is that the odds of a Blossom revival happening seem much more likely these days than they would have several years ago. With every streamer in need of as much exclusive content as possible to entice subscribers to sign up, more and more classic shows are getting relaunched on new streaming services. As Blossom had a strong run at five seasons with a cult following that still remembers the series rather fondly, it would seem that it's just a matter of time before the show also gets the reboot treatment.
Who knows if we'll ever see the Blossom revival actually happen, but with the original star and creator completely on board, there's no good reason why it shouldn't. For now, you can watch classic episodes of the original series on Hulu. You can read the rest of Bialik's interview, which includes a lot of insight into the production of the original show, over at Entertainment Weekly.