NBC Plans 'The Money Pit' Series Based on the Tom Hanks Comedy

The sitcom will revolve around a young couple that put all of their money into a crumbling house. Shelley Long co-starred in the 1986 original.

NBC developing The Money Pit as a weekly series
NBC developing The Money Pit as a weekly series
NBC is developing a new comedy series based on the 1986 feature The Money Pit, which starred Tom Hanks and Shelley Long. Amblin Television will produce the film. Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment was behind the original, now considered a cult classic.

Universal Television is co-producing, with former The Office writer-producer Justin Spitzer adapting the original screenplay by David Giler into a weekly series.

The plot will stay close to the original, which followed young couple Walter Fielding, Jr. and Anna Crowley Beissart Fielding as they proceed to buy a distress-sale mansion that quickly falls apart and destroys their relationship. Much of the humor in the movie came from the couple's attempts to fix the many problems found inside the mansion.

Justin Spitzer also has a Detroit auto company comedy set up at NBC, and another comedy in the works at USA Network called Start Up. If The Money Pit moves forward, it could be prepped in time for the fall 2014 schedule.

The Money Pit was released March 26th, 1986 and stars Tom Hanks, Shelley Long, Alexander Godunov, Maureen Stapleton, Joe Mantegna, Philip Bosco, Josh Mostel, Yakov Smirnoff. The film is directed by Richard Benjamin.


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  1. skywise

    wow..a little late but better late then never I guess. I just don't know how this can be worked into a long running tv show.

    1 year agoby @skywiseFlag

  2. potomacpitbulls

    The 1986 movie was a remake not an original.

    1 year agoby @potomacpitbullsFlag

  3. Titanictom

    Are We Done Yet? AllReady A T.V. Series based on the House Falling Apart ConCept!!!!!

    1 year agoby @titanictomFlag

  4. CelluloidDreams

    WHY!! Now after all these years!??!.

    1 year agoby @2movieguysFlag

  5. Mka47

    great movie. bad idea. what are you thinking nbc? i would expect something like this from abc, you're better than that

    1 year agoby @mka47Flag

  6. Upsmann44

    The Money Pit is Tom Hanks' best comedy. You can't top that. It's one of my favorite movies. But i'll give it a chance if they pick a good cast.

    1 year agoby @upsmann44Flag