Latest '80s stone wash: 'Parenthood'


NBC has given a pilot order to "Parenthood," a family dramedy based on Ron Howard's 1989 feature, and ABC has greenlighted the comedy pilot "Threesome."

In pilot castings, Billy Campbell has been tapped to star in NBC's drama "Lost in the '80s."

Like the "Parenthood" feature, the NBC adaptation, written by "Friday Night Lights" creator Jason Katims, will revolve around a large family. It is produced by UMS and Howard and Brian Grazer's Imagine TV. Katims, Howard and Grazer are exec producing.

The '80s are in vogue this pilot season. In addition to "Parenthood," pilots based on "The Witches of Eastwick" and the miniseries "V" have been ordered by ABC. NBC's "Lost in the '80s" also is set in Reagan-era America.

"Threesome," from "Family Guy" alum Ricky Blitt and Warner Bros. Television, is a multicamera comedy about a thirtysomething man who finds himself torn between his girlfriend and her kids and his best friend.

"Lost in the '80s," from Sony, centers on the Mobley family.

Campbell will play patriarch Pete Mobley, married with four kids and proprietor of a car dealership. (partialdiff)