January 29, 2009 / 7:22 AM / 11 years ago

NBC ready for "Parenthood"

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - NBC has given a pilot order to “Parenthood,” a comedy-drama based on Ron Howard’s 1989 feature.

“Friday Night Lights” creator Jason Katims wrote the adaptation of the feature, which centered on a Midwestern family and starred Steve Martin and Dianne Wiest.

“Parenthood” would not interfere with the future of cult favorite “Lights,” which is up in the air, sources said.

Material from the 1980s is proving fashionable during this season of pilot development by the networks. ABC has ordered pilots based on the 1987 feature “The Witches of Eastwick” and the 1983 miniseries “V.”

The NBC pilot “Lost in the ‘80s” is set in Reagan-era America, with Billy Campbell starring as a father of four kids and proprietor of a car dealership.

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

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