A classic sitcom from the late 1960s and early 1970s is getting an update in a new project in the works at Fox. Deadline.com reports that the network has a new single-camera comedy based on the father-son story “The Courtship of Eddie’s Father.”
The new project comes from Warner Bros. TV and Conan O’Brien’s Conaco, and co-stars Willie Garson of “White Collar,” who is also producing. The project is written and executive produced by Mark Levin and Jennifer Flackett.
The original series, based on a 1963 Glenn Ford-Ron Howard movie, starred Bill Bixby as the dad and Brandon Cruz as Eddie, his young son. The show aired for three seasons on ABC, from 1969-1972.
The new project is based on the ABC series.
“Married duo Levin and Flackett teamed for the re-imagining with their longtime friend Garson as the redo also is inspired by Garson’s own experience as an adoptive single father and his ‘best friends’ approach to raising his adopted son,” the report notes. “Levin, Flackett and Garson will co-write the story together, with Levin and Flackett writing the teleplay.”