NBC has handed out a pilot order to Problem Child, a single camera comedy inspired by the 1990s feature film of the same name which starred John Ritter, Michael Oliver and Amy Yasbeck, TVWise has learned.
Problem Child is described as a family show about the cast-and-mouse game between a set of parents and their brilliant but mischievous child. This is not the first television project based on the feature film; USA Netwrok previously produced an animated series in the 1990s, though that series was a continuation of the film, while NBC’s project is more of a reboot.
NBC’s new take on Problem Child is being penned by Playing House and Animal Practice‘s Scot Armstrong, who will also executive produce alongside Brian Grazer, Peter Traugott and Rachel Kaplan. The half-hour comedy is set up at Imagine Television and Universal Television, whose sister division, Universal Pictures, produced the original film.
Problem Child is the second single-camera comedy pilot that NBC has given the green-light to in the past few hours. Earlier today, the network picked up Cuckoo, an adaptation of the British series from Robin French, Kieron Quirke, Tim Long and Lionsgate Television.
This is also the latest feature film remake to land a pilot order from one of the broadcast networks this development season. Fox previously gave the green-light to a new take on Minority Report, while CBS has a series adaptation of Rush Hour from Bill Lawrence, Blake McCormick and Warner Bros. Television.