“Jaleel and I were talking just a little while ago and he said, ‘You know, we can do this.’ And I said, ‘If they dropped a script at our feet when we walked out of here, we would come back in tomorrow, and the next day we’d have a show shot,” Payton said about how quickly and easily they could fall back into their roles.
“Because we all have that rhythm,” Williams chimed in. Added Hopkins: “And we haven’t lost it. As soon as we’re together, it’s back to normal.”
Spawning nine seasons in total, Family Matters originally ran 1989 to 1997 on ABC, before resurrecting at CBS where it survived one more year from 1997 to 1998.
Would you watch a Family Matters revival series? What would you want to see in a modern update of the sitcom? Stay tuned to find out if it ever happens…