NBC has given a pilot order to “Problem Child” from Scot Armstrong, Peter Traugott, Rachel Kaplan, Robert Simonds and Brian Grazer.
The 30-minute single-cam family comedy, inspired by the original 1990 film, in which the late John Ritter starred, follows the cat-and-mouse game between a brilliant yet mischievous child and his parents.
The pickup marks NBC’s 11th comedy in contention for the 2015-16 cycle, and the net’s second of the day. “Cuckoo,” based on the British series starring Andy Samberg, was also ordered to pilot Thursday.
Armstrong, who wrote the screenplay for “The Hangover Part II” and worked on “Old School” and “Road Trip,” will exec produce, alongside Brian Grazer (“24”), Simonds (“State of Affairs”), Traugott and Kaplan, who worked on “Manhattan Love Story” together. Armstrong will pen the pilot. Universal TV, TBD Entertainment, Imagine TV and STX Entertainment will produce.