There's a Married... With Children Spin-off in the Works

Nostalgia—it's what's for dinner.

Following in the footsteps of Boy Meets World and (possibly) Full House, yet another beloved TV sitcom may be on its way back to the small screen.

E! News reports that Sony Pictures Television is currently developing a Married…With Children spin-off focused on Bud Bundy (David Faustino). Although the show is in the early stages, Faustino's former co-star and TV sister Christina Applegate hinted at the project earlier this week.

"We're going to do something with Dave maybe. I don't know if it will be in character," she told E! News when the Married…With Children cast reunited for Katey Sagal's Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony. "But I don't really know. I don't know what that's going to be. I don't know if I'm allowed to speak on that at all."

Married…With Children originally ran from 1987 to 1997 on Fox. It still airs in repeats on TBS.


Would you watch a Married…With Children spin-off centered on Bud?


This article originally appears on TV Guide.com.

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Sep 21, 2014
I thought this already had 2 spin offs - Peg and Al got divorced - Peg got involved in a motor bike gang and Al got a whole new family.....
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Sep 17, 2014
If Christina Applegate doesn't reprise her role as Kelly, I think Amy Schumer could be a really good replacement. This lady is funny as hell!
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Sep 13, 2014
Bring back Marcy.
She could be the crazy lady next door who owns twenty cats.
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Sep 13, 2014
So considering that MWC had 3 spin offs, two never made it to a show and one was considered one of the worst sitcoms ever (Matt LeBlanc should never do spin offs...)

They are going to do this now?!? It's been what? 15 years after it's off the air?
Did we learn nothing from Melrose Place?

What's next? A Three's company sequel?
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Sep 17, 2014


In the words of Chris Hardwick, "I'd watch the shit out of that"
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Sep 14, 2014
Don't forget the Beverly Hills 90210 spin boy it was good first season and then wet down hill.
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Sep 12, 2014
I probably wouldn't bother, Al was the one that made the show worth watching. It wouldn't be the same without him.
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Sep 12, 2014
You know, in the first season of MWC, Al and Peg actually didn't mind being in the same house together. I wonder if they'll go with that direction again. It was alright, but I'm kind of hoping they don't go with it.
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Sep 12, 2014
Married with Children might be the best sitcom ever, but this still seems like a stretch. I will keep my eye on it though.
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Sep 12, 2014
YES! YES! YES! Finally a spin off I could love. It would have to have the same tone as the original, and I would love to Al, Peggy, and Kelly show up from time to time.
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Sep 12, 2014
I would love a spin-off only if we get to see all of the original characters at some point in time.. For Faustino, it's a big break, because he's not done anything worth mentioning after Married With Children. I hope there will be some Marcy Darcy and Jefferson too! :)
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Sep 12, 2014
He has done a few things worthy of mention since MWC but they were mainly animated series or special guest appearances, He's also currently doing a series called The Legend of Korra which isn't that bad. I think MWC was his big break as he did nothing but TV movies really before then. I would think that if anything this spin off series won't likely jump start his career as there has been far to much time gone by between series. I'll still watch it though, but feel that it won't have as many episodes as unhappily ever after.
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Sep 13, 2014
He sort of didn't really do much at all after MWC.
In fact, he did that internet show Star-Ving where he played himself being a total loser who couldn't get a job after MWC.

While I personally thought the show was awful (basically just random excuses to show up naked and cuss a lot - without doing anything funny at all), but on the other hand it was ahead of its time and set up the current trend of putting actors on shows that they play a caricature of themselves (Don't trust the B, Episodes etc)
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Sep 12, 2014
I'd rather see a show centered around Jefferson living in the Bundy's house which he bought for cheap, or just took over, after Marcy finally kicked him out. I imagine Kelly finding a sugar daddy, Bud getting a normal job & actually made something of himself, Al going to prison for something & being happy because he's away from family, gets 3 meals a day, his own get, & cable TV, and Peggy fleeing to avoid creditors & bill collectors. Jefferson can be involved in the same money making without working schemes and the guys from No Ma'am can hang around. Maybe Ed O'Neil could guest star from time to time when Jefferson visits him in jail to get advice or run things by him.
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Sep 12, 2014
Sounds good, but it would be hard to make a show from Jefferson. Although I loved him, his character worked because he had such a shady past, from some time of government work to criminality. They were able to use his past as a kind of deux ex machina. If they needed something, his character could supply it.
All that said, I would so love it if they could pull this off.
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Sep 12, 2014
YES!!! I'd watch!
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Sep 12, 2014
YES!!! I'd watch!
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Sep 12, 2014
YES!!! I'd watch!
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Sep 12, 2014
"Peg, this is my house.
If you want it to look better, dust.
If you want it to smell better, cook.
If you want it to be happy, leave."
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Sep 12, 2014
LOL
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Sep 12, 2014
Maybe in lieu of Al they'll bring back King Kong Bundy?
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Sep 12, 2014
They run out of ideas and now want to see what they can do with the old junk!
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Sep 12, 2014
I wouldn't watch that if you taped my eyelids open.
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Sep 12, 2014
At its peak 'Married with children' could make you fall to the floor laughing, the first seasons were great, it got bad in its last seasons.
To answer the question, No, without Al Bundy there is no show, period.
As much as I love Grand Master B, he isn't enough to carry a show on his own and I doubt Ed O'neal would like to reprise his role, I always got the impression that he wanted to distance himself from Al Bundy.
Even to these days is still very funny to watch, we don't need a spin-off.
You know what ? I going to watch an episode right now, bye.
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Sep 12, 2014
Got the impression? He's openly stated in interviews before that he blames it for his divorce and typecasting him so that (at the time of the interview) he couldn't get any acting jobs!
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Sep 12, 2014
Both the kids will be 'married with kids'..so i am assuming the whole point will be them trying NOT to become carbon copies of their parents.

Money talks so "Al and Peggy' could be forced to make guest appearances :)

What you gonna watch instead...Jane the virgin


*stumbles off to Youtube to watch mwc*
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Sep 12, 2014
Bud couldn't have kids, he'd have to have sex first
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Sep 12, 2014
I don't think Ed's short of cash right now...
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Sep 13, 2014
That is true, however Katy Sagal run in sons of anarchy is coming to an end
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Sep 12, 2014
N-O spells NO!!!
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Sep 12, 2014
No. The first few seasons were good but it went down hill. It got too stupid. I know the guy that plays Al has his own show. I think Katy Segal has a show. I liked Christine Appelgate so her as mom it ma work I don't know.
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Sep 12, 2014
No I just can't see it working at all. I grew up watching Married and to this day it is still one of the funniest damn TV shows ever but unless AL is in it I just can't see it. The best thing they could possibly do would be I don't know have AL as a grand parent and the kids are looking after him and he's still bad ass as ever lol. Them it might be watchable. I honestly just don't see a spin off working though. However I suppose everything deserves a chance but seriously unless it's put together extremely well It will hit my deadpool list right away if and when the time comes.
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Sep 12, 2014
Ed O Neal who played Al so he won't leave modern family. It wouldn't be the same if they got someone else. But I agree with you it wouldn't be good.
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Sep 12, 2014
Actually, it's be kind of funny if they brought in a totally different actor to play Al. The show was always at its best when it was meta-referencing real-life TV.
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Sep 12, 2014
Yea that's what I meant. If it isn't ED O Neal as AL even if they got someone else to play him it wouldn't be good.
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Sep 12, 2014
Yes, but the real question is will it be able to match the comic genus that was Star-ved?
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Sep 12, 2014
WHY?! Married With...Children was pretty good but it is NOT needed in this day and age. The comedy was TOO broad it makes Two And A Half Men feel like Seinfeld.
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Sep 12, 2014
It was satire. It didn't really start off that way, though. Al was a workday guy, trying to keep a roof over their heads, but he loved his family. He even enjoyed sex with Peggy. Peggy was lazy and unmotivated, but she kind of did her work around the house. Kelly wasn't really stupid; she was a floozy, though. And Bud wasn't a loser. He was just a kid. But sometime during their first year, the characters underwent a real change, and the show because what the working title always was. Not the Cosbys.
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Sep 12, 2014
Satire or not, it was very broad and very silly, it doesn't mean i don't like it, but for this day and age, a 'married with children' spin-off/revival will NOT work.
Look at 'Kirstie' for example, 3 very popular sitcom actors from the 80/90's trying to revive their respective careers with a broad sitcom that looked and felt like it belonged in the 80/90s, it didn't work.
You want a 'satire' watch community, something that is smart enough to be called a 'satire' in 2014.
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Sep 12, 2014
You're right. People's tastes change and it might feel old and dated. But, it might not. With a tv fall horizon as bleak as the past few have been, I say give it a try. It couldn't be worse than the crap that has been on.
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Sep 12, 2014
Ferguson.
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Sep 12, 2014
Thank your father, kids.
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Sep 11, 2014
Grand Master B
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Sep 11, 2014
Yes, I would, but I'd also try to keep my expectations low.

Peggy Bundy: Oh, look Al, they're doing a "Full House" in 3-D.
Al Bundy: Is the third dimension the funny one?

Ahhh I miss this...
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Sep 11, 2014
Can I get a 'Woah Bundy'?
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Sep 11, 2014
Whoaaaaaaaaaaa Bundyyyyyy!!!
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Sep 11, 2014
This intrigues the Bundy in me.
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Sep 11, 2014
Don't toy with my emotions.
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