NBC is moving forward with a new comedy that adds its own twist to the Bill Murray feature film “What About Bob?” The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that the new version, “What About Barb?,” puts a female-focused spin on the format.
The popular original 1991 feature also starred Richard Dreyfuss.
NBC has given a pilot order to the new project. “Based on the movie, the single-camera comedy revolves around a psychotherapist who tries to cut ties with her most overbearing patient but is unsuccessful and gains an annoying family member in the process,” THR reports.
The project is being produced by ABC Studios, with Joe Port and Joe Wiseman set to write the script and executive produce.