A 1990 film that starred the late John Ritter is getting a TV adaptation at NBC. Deadline.com reports that the network has an adaptation of “Problem Child” in the works.
The film was about a couple adopting a troubled 7-year-old who upends their lives. It starred Ritter and Amy Yasbeck as the couple who adopted the boy, and the actors themselves later married.
The TV version is being developed by Scot Armstrong, who successfully turned the TV show “Starsky & Hutch” into a feature film, the story notes. The project comes from Universal TV and Peter Traugott’s TBD Productions. Armstrong is executive producing with Traugott and Rachel Kaplan.