NBC Buys 1980s Sitcom From ‘Arrested Development’ Star

October 3, 2012  •  Post A Comment

NBC has ordered a comedy set in the 1980s, tracking a family coming together after the parents divorce, from “Arrested Development” star Jason Bateman and "Up All Night" executive producer DJ Nash, Deadline.com reports.

The comedy, "Then Came Elvis," is loosely based on Nash’s life. Nash will executive produce with Bateman and Jim Garavante, the president of Bateman’s Aggregate Films production company, the story notes.

“Told through voice-over from the adult son’s perspective, the series examines how, at 13, the son would have changed just about everything that was happening, but as an adult looking back, he wouldn’t change a thing,” the story reports.

Before surfacing on “Arrested Development” in the early 2000s, Bateman appeared in 1980s and 1990s sitcoms such as “It’s Your Move” and “The Hogan Family.” He has since expanded into feature films, including “Juno” and “Hancock.”

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