Could Everybody Loves Raymond be making a comeback? Recently, star Brad Garrett spoke with TVGuide about the possibility of bringing back the hit CBS TV show.
Created by Philip Rosenthal, the comedy centered on Raymond Barone (Ray Romano), a sportswriter who lives across the street from his pestering parents and older brother (Garrett). The cast also included Doris Roberts, Peter Boyle, Patricia Heaton, and Madylin Sweeten. The show ran for nine seasons between 1996 and 2005.
When asked if there will be an Everybody Loves Raymond revival, Garrett said the chances are unlikely since both Doris Roberts and Peter Boyle have passed away:
The bottom line is, so much of that show were the parents. There’s just no way that anyone — the writers or Ray or anyone or myself — could really see doing the show without them,he bottom line is, so much of that show were the parents. There’s just no way that anyone — the writers or Ray or anyone or myself — could really see doing the show without them.”
Not to mention, Garrett says the CBS series doesn’t need to be revisited since all the storylines have been wrapped up:
The great thing about Ray is he wrapped up the show when they really felt they were out of episodes. And he did it in the prime and I don’t think he’d want to start that up again, nor really should he. He went out on top and it’s a great thing to be able to say. But I am looking forward to the other reboots, especially the Roseanne one. But I do not see Ray doing that at all and I understand why.”
What do you think? Are you a fan of Everybody Loves Raymond? Would you watch a reboot?