We've been hearing about the Married With Children revival for a couple of years now. But it's never moved forward due to a lot of legal issues over at Sony. Now, Katey Sagal, who played Peggy Bundy on the long-running series, believe the show is dead in the water.
This new take on Married with Children was conceived as a vehicle for David Faustino, who would have reprised his role as Bud Bundy as he navigates life as a father and husband to an ungrateful wife and kids. The rest of the cast confirmed they were all in, with Katey Sagal, Ed O'Neill and Christina Applegate playing supporting roles, much like the old cast of Full House has done on the new Netflix series Fuller House. This would have allowed for the trio to play cameos in and out of the season without having to commit to a full run of episodes.
Katey Sagal, who is now starring on the hit sitcom Superior Donuts, is still quite open to reprising her role as spend-happy Peg Bundy. But she is not holding out any hope it will ever get off the ground. She says this to the Los Angeles Times.
"I thought it would be really fun to do it like on Netflix where we could swear. Every year it kind of comes up. Ed (O'Neill) can't do anything because of Modern Family, I probably can't do anything because of (Superior Donuts) and so it just never seems like the right time, but I would definitely be open to it. We'll see. True to Bundy form, it probably won't happen."
Ed O'Neill starred as former high school quarternback turned shoe salesman Al Bundy, husband to Peg and father to Kelly and Bud. The show was on the air for ten years, debuting as one of Fox's first-ever shows and ran all the way until 1997. The show was set in Chicago. But it was shot on a stage in Los Angeles. And if you look close, you'll sometimes see the same stage being used on a number of current sitcoms.