‘The Big Bang Theory’ star Kaley Cuoco (Penny) will replace Patricia Heaton as new Debra in the highly awaited ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ reboot!
After naysaying for years, CBS is rebooting ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ with Kaley Cuoco as the new Debra Barone, since reboots are an “in” thing now, much to the delight of the fans. Has ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ fallen into the reboot list just like its counterparts ‘Beverly Hills, 90210’, ‘Gilmore Girls’, and the notorious ‘Roseanne’ (now called ‘The Conners’)? Will we get to see an ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ reunion? What happened to the kids on ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’? Where can you watch ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ complete series? Know the answers to these and much more by scrolling down.
- Why ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’?
- Everybody loves Penny aka Kaley Cuoco!
- Kaley Cuoco to star in the reboot.
Let’s find out if ‘The Big Bang Theory’ star, Kaley Cuoco will shake her head and say “idiot” as new Debra Barone in the reboot of ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’.
Why ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’?
CBS popular comedy ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ aired for a good nine seasons. Through its course, the stellar cast won prestigious awards and built a solid fan base. The question is, after all these years why do we still love the Barone family so much? Fans have been eager to watch an ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ reunion and to see the return of the kids on ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’. Let’s see what the showmakers are willing to offer to its fans.
Los Angeles daily news critic David Kronke has the answer. He wrote heavy praises for Raymond calling it the “quintessentially honest sitcom. It’s neither too hokey nor too crass. It depicts families as dissolute yet inextricably bound together, just like they are, and finds the humour in those real frictions that threaten, yet never manage, to burst family units apart”.
The iconic character Debra, played by Patricia Heaton, expressed human insecurities in the best way, something as simple as doubting if your spouse still finds you attractive. The show had a great cast and a smart script to make for an ideal sitcom. To add to it, the kids on ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ were just adorable!
Fans have been clamouring for a reboot year after year. Patricia Heaton, on being asked about the possibility of a reboot with the old cast, said, “I don’t think it’s possible now with Peter [Boyle] and Doris [Roberts] gone. It just wouldn’t be the same show”.
Roberts and Boyle played the elder Barones who lived across the street from Heaton and Romano’s characters. Peter Boyle passed away in 2006 and Roberts, more recently, in 2016. While the cast has all gone in different directions, three of them sadly passed on, one tragically taking his own life. Can we still expect an ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ reunion with the cast that is still around?
So ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ reboot was not happening due to the above reasons. But now, rumour has it that CBS is planning to reboot the series with a new cast that includes ‘The Big Bang Theory’s’ popular actress Kaley Cuoco (who played Penny). And this news has reactivated the speculations around a reboot of the sitcom.
Everybody loves Penny aka Kaley Cuoco!
Kaley Cuoco has been a part of another popular CBS sitcom ‘The Big Bang Theory’, entertaining the audience with 12 seasons. ‘The Big Bang Theory’ is about nerds but Penny is the only character who doesn’t fit into the eligibility criteria, being a hot looking waitress.
But she made it into the hearts of Leonard (her love interest and now-husband) and Sheldon (she shared an awesome friendship with this character). Just like Penny seeped into the geeks’ world, season after season, Kaley Cuoco became an international celebrity. People love her like crazy.
She is among the most sought after TV actresses who made it big through ‘The Big Bang Theory’.
Kaley Cuoco to star in the reboot
It is rumoured that ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ is getting a reboot like other famous sitcoms of the 80s and 90s. Fans are delighted and excited to know about the new cast. Kaley Cuoco is rumoured to play the role of Debra Barone. Patricia Heaton was stupendous in the character. Kaley has big shoes to fill in.
But, there hasn’t been any official confirmation on the reboot from CBS. We need to wait for the network to announce the reboot and the official casting for the new version of ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’.
Till then, let us know if you think Kaley is a good fit for the role? Have you seen ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’? You can watch ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ complete series on Amazon Prime Video or even buy it on iTunes. Share your thoughts about the show with us in the comments sections below!
Did the cast of ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ get along?
Despite the fact that everyone looked like one big happy family on TV, the actress who played Debra and the actor who played Ray’s dad did not get along in real life. Heaton and Boyle got into spirited arguments about politics. Also, the cast staged a walkout after the actor who played Raymond was given a massive pay hike.
How much is ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ star Romano worth?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Ray Romano’s net worth is $130 million.
What happened to the original twins of ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’?
Sawyer Sweeten, who played one of the young twins on long-running TV sitcom ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’, died in 2015 while visiting family in Texas. He was 19. His family confirmed reports that Sweeten committed suicide.