More '80s fashion: NBC orders 'Parenthood'
Pilot from Jason Katims is based on the 1989 filmNBC has given a pilot order to "Parenthood," a dramedy a based on Ron Howard's 1989 feature starring Steve Martin and Dianne Wiest that centered on a Midwestern family.
"Friday Night Lights" creator/exec producer Jason Katims wrote the adaptation, produced by Universal Media Studios and Howard and Brian Grazer's Imagine TV. (The feature, which earned two Oscar nominations for co-star Wiest and Randy Newman's song "I Love to See You Smile," was produced by Imagine and Universal Pictures.)
Katims, Howard and Grazer are exec producing the pilot.
"Parenthood" would not interfere with the future of cult favorite "Lights," which is up in the air, sources said.
The 1980s are definitely in this pilot season. In addition to "Parenthood," pilots based on the 1980s feature "The Witches of Eastwick" and mini "V" have been ordered by ABC.
Meanwhile, NBC has the pilot "Lost in the '80s," also set in Reagan America.