China is remaking a beloved ‘90s sitcom. You’ll never guess which one.

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The first-ever Chinese adaptation of an American sitcom is on its way. This remake of an acclaimed '90s comedy show is slated for a January 2016 premiere on Dragon TV.

We know what you're thinking: Is it Friends? How about Seinfeld? Full House? Frasier? Family Matters? Home Improvement? The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air? Roseanne? 3rd Rock From the Sun? Married… With Children? The Drew Carey Show? Spin City? The Wonder Years? Wait a second—Cheers was on for a little bit of the '90s, right? Is that it?


No. Wrong. Sorry, no. Nope. Also wrong. Try again.

How about a hint? The title of the series, Xin Hun Gong Yu, translates to Wedding Apartment.

It's Mad About You. Broadcast on NBC from 1992 to 1997, this sitcom followed Paul and Jamie Buchman (Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt), a newlywed couple living in Manhattan.


Hey, now: I really, really love Mad About You. The show is funny and sweet, and altogether holds up well. There's a reason why Hunt won four consecutive Emmy Awards for Lead Actress in a Comedy.


But it's nevertheless an unexpected choice, particularly given how New York-centric the show was—and given that the series still isn't available in its entirety on iTunes or DVD in the United States. (You didn't hear it from me, but you might have better luck on YouTube.)

Xin Hun Gong Yu will star Li Jiahang and Li Sheng, a real-life married couple. Based on this publicity photo, we're pleased to report that it appears the Buchmans' dumb and lovable dog, Murray, will also have a Chinese TV counterpart. (And puppies?!)

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Molly Fitzpatrick is senior editor of Fusion's Pop & Culture section. Her interests include movies about movies, TV shows about TV shows, and movies about TV shows, but not so much TV shows about movies.

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