NBC has greenlighted a comedy project remaking a 1986 movie. The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that the network ordered a pilot for a remake of “The Money Pit,” which starred Tom Hanks and Shelley Long as a couple who try to renovate a house that’s falling apart.
The remake comes from Universal Television and Amblin TV, with Justin Spitzer of “The Office” writing. Amblin Entertainment was the studio behind the original movie.
“Money Pit” is the third project from Amblin TV at broadcast networks this pilot season, along with “The Visitors” at ABC and “Red Band Society” at Fox, the report notes.
Separately, NBC also picked up a singles comedy from The Mark Gordon Co. Called “Fifth Wheel,” an ensemble comedy about a woman whose last single friend gets engaged.
The pickups mean that NBC has 12 comedy pilots in contention, in addition to three comedies the network ordered straight to series: “Mr. Robinson,” “Working the Engels” and an untitled Tina Fey comedy.