ABC has given a script commitment with a penalty to a project featuring two stars of the “National Lampoon’s Vacation” franchise, Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo, The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports.
The comedy features Chase and D’Angelo playing a married couple, Clark and Ellen Griswold, who are forced to raise their grandchildren, and comes from an original idea from Aaron Kaplan, who is a fan of the “Vacation” movies, the story adds. Brad Copeland of “My Name Is Earl” will write and executive produce the project.
If the comedy makes it on the schedule, it would mark a return to TV for Chase following his departure from NBC’s “Community.” D’Angelo recently guest starred on CBS’s “Friends with Better Lives,” the piece notes.
New Line is rebooting the “Vacation” franchise, with Chase and D’Angelo both having cameos in a new film that will start taping this month, the piece adds. The new film stars Ed Helms as Rusty Griswold, the couple’s grown-up son, and Christina Applegate as his wife.