All About Paul
Comedian Paul Reiser had his hands in everything when it came to Mad About You. He co-created the show with Danny Jacobson and played one of the starring roles for eight successful seasons until its cancellation in 1999. He was also the co-composer and pianist for the sitcom’s theme song, “The Final Frontier.” There was just one thing he wasn’t able to pull off.
Reiser and his team wanted a name that highlighted his heavy involvement in the show, like The Paul Reiser Show or Reiser, but it was a no-go with the network, who wanted the focus to stay on the couple rather than only the comedian. Paul eventually got his self-named sitcom in 2010, but it flopped so hard that only two episodes hit the air.