'80's Flashback! NBC Orders "Parenthood" Pilot

03/01/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

NBC has given a pilot order to "Parenthood," a dramedy a based on Ron Howard's 1989 feature starring Steve Martin and Dianne Wiest that centered on a Midwestern family.

"Friday Night Lights" creator/exec producer Jason Katims wrote the adaptation, produced by Universal Media Studios and Howard and Brian Grazer's Imagine TV. (The feature, which earned two Oscar nominations for co-star Wiest and Randy Newman's song "I Love to See You Smile," was produced by Imagine and Universal Pictures.)

Katims, Howard and Grazer are exec producing the pilot.

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