In 2014, it was announced that Sony was planning a Married...With Children revival. But the property is tied up in quite a few legal complications that haven't been discussed publicly. Apparently, those problems still haven't been sorted out. But the show is still being planned, and the original cast will appear in some capacity.
The show will revolve around Bud Bundy and his own family. David Faustino will headline the show. His former cast mates, including Ed O'Neil as Al Bundy, Katey Sagal as Peg, and Christina Applegate as Kelly, have all confirmed that they will be back in some capacity. In a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight, Christina Applegate confirmed that the show isn't dead. But she has no idea what is going on with it at this point. She explains.
"I know [David] Faustino really wants to get his show up and running and Ed [O'Neill] and Katie [Sagal] and I have all said that we would be in, like, his first episode in some capacity. I don't know what that would be and I don't know if he's going to get it off the ground, but I know he has the concept of Bud growing up and we all said we would gladly be there for him. But we've been talking about this for a few years, so I don't know what's going to happen with that."
In previous interviews from 2015, Christina joked that Kelly is probably unmarried and has ten kids by now. Here, two years later, she's more unsure how she will approach Kelly and wants to let everyone know she won't be parading around in one of Ms. Bundy's trademarked tube tops or miniskirts. About Kelly Bundy's return, she assures this.
"No one wants to see me in a mini-dress at 45 years old, I'm going to tell you that right now. Trust me. I'm like 20 pounds heavier than I used to be, guys. I had a baby and I'm 45 and I'm starting the change, you know what I mean?"
The actress went onto talk about Married with Children's legacy and what it means to her legion of fans worldwide. She acknowledges that the show was actually pretty tame considering what is on TV right now. Though it surely helped pave the way for some of the more raunchy shows dominating the TV landscape at this time.
"Looking back, it was so tame compared to what's on television now. The fact that we couldn't have a show about all the women menstruating-- they banned that episode at one point. Cut to the shows that are on right now. [Laughs] It's so funny. I'm glad we paved the way for everyone to be vulgar, I guess. I think we did. That's the legacy! Potty humor abounds now. We've completely ruined society!"
None of the original Married with Children family is sure what the future holds for this popular TV franchise. Everyone who used to be involved with the show wants to see it return. But it's still unclear if all the legal tape wrapped around it will ever get revolved. By that time, we might be looking at a show about Bud Bundy's grandkids.