Why ‘Living Single’ Reboot Won’t Include Maxine Shaw, Attorney at Law

Erika Alexander isn’t necessarily on board with rebooting the hit Fox series that Hulu is now streaming. Alexander, who played attorney Maxine Shaw on “Living Single,” said while reboots of “Martin” and “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” are great, doing the same for her sitcom isn’t in the cards.

“I think it’s great people are nostalgic for things in the past, maybe for good reason. It happens,” she says on “The Breakfast Club” Thursday, March 22, “But for me, I always tried to be honest and said that if my film and television career had been a lot better, I might not have any problem dipping my toe back in to that water and going and doing the Max character. But for me … time is so finite. You have so little time. I think I just want to see if I can do other things. And see if I can get people as happy for me or into a different character in a different way.”

Alexander added that while she’ll “never say never,” as a child of orphans and a deceased father, she knows that tomorrow is not promised.

The actress, who comes from a dramatic background, played the comedic lawyer for six seasons on “Living Single,” which ran from 1993 to 1998. Last year, Queen Latifah, who played Flavor magazine publisher and editor Khadijah James, said a reboot was in the works.

“We’re actually working on it,” she said on “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen.” “It’s not there yet. But, hopefully, we can get it happening.”

She said the goal would be to talk to the original cast that was involved, but Alexander confirmed everyone’s favorite attorney at law won’t be included.

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