Happiness fans, there’s still hope that a reboot of the beloved late ’90s series could happen, or at least that’s what Scott Foley said. Foley spoke to ET on Tuesday, where he revealed why he had now be open to a restart of the program.
“Happiness it was such a specific show because it was about a specific moment in those characters’ lives, “shared Foley.” College freshmen through college graduation. “
While he was not open to the idea at first, a Happiness The 20th anniversary cast meeting changed his mind.
“A few years ago, the cast came together for a panel discussion on their 20th anniversary,” said the newly created host and judge said. “Being around them, being on stage again made me change my mind. I missed working with them and would give him another chance.”
Foley and his co-stars Keri Russell, Scott Speedman, Tangi Miller, Amanda Foreman, and Greg Grunberg shared their ideal reboot story during an interview with Today show in 2018.
“Make a Happiness Christmas, as if we were going to the Hawaii episode. That would be great, ”suggested Russell, whose idea was met with the approval of his co-stars.
However, interviewer Kristen Dahlgren later shared that Foley was the “only obstacle” in a reboot, saying she didn’t think they could recreate the magic of the show, which aired on The WB from 1998 to 2002.
For his latest project, Foley presents and judges Ellen DeGeneres’ latest competition series, Ellen’s next great designer. His role on the furniture design show came through his connection to DeGenere’s wife, Portia de Rossi, with whom he worked on another fan-favorite series, Scandal.
“Obviously I did the Ellen show and his wife Portia and I were co-stars on Scandal for a while, “Foley explained.” She came up to me and said, ‘Would this be something you’re interested in doing?’ “
The 48-year-old actor admitted that he was “flying blind” at first, but revealed that it turned out to be a great experience.
“I was a bit hesitant because I’ve always been able to hide behind a character, right?” He shared. “So, I was flying blind, but it was a great experience.”
Foley is no stranger to designing and manufacturing his own furniture. The Happiness Star built everything from a coffee table to a bunk bed when she was starting out.
“When I started out on my own, I didn’t have a ton of money,” he recounted. “So I would go to the hardware store or lumberyard and grab some plywood and make a coffee table, or buy some pine and build a bunk.”
Ellen’s next great designer debuts April 22 on HBO MAX.