Beverly D’Angelo and Chevy Chase Reuniting on ABC
Everyone’s favorite Christmas Vacationers, Beverly D’Angelo and Chevy Chase, are reuniting for an ABC sitcom in 2015. The family-comedy series is hoping to premiere during the 2015-2016 viewing season, but many major details have yet to be worked out.
Executive Producer Aaron Kaplan first pitched his idea for the show to D’Angelo, who quickly agreed, and persuaded Chase to do the same. It will center around an aging couple in their 60’s who are forced into raising their grandchildren, much to their dismay.
Kaplan is a production vet, already acting as executive producer for ABC’s The Neighbors, now in its’ second season, as well as another new series for the network, Secrets and Lies.
Currently, the D’Angelo/Chase reunion comedy does not have a script, writer, or production studio, but has already concluded a lengthy deal-making process between ABC and the series’ stars.
Chevy Chase & Beverly D'Angelo, the greatest couple in movie history, are doing a television show with me at @ABCNetwork! I can't wait!!
— Aaron Kaplan (@KaplanAaron) January 10, 2014
The series will be the first television role for Chase since he left NBC’s Community in the middle of its fourth season last year, due to conflicts with his co-stars on the show, specifically, The Soup‘s Joel McHale.
A Christmas Vacation reprise from New Line Cinema was rumored to be in the works last March, which was to include both D’Angelo and Chase, as well as Ed Helms and Christina Applegate. However, due to undisclosed reasons, that project has been put on hold.
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