Published Jun 17, 2019Late comedy legend Rodney Dangerfield is perhaps best known for his 1986 movie Back to School. The beloved film is, like all beloved films, being treated to a reboot, of sorts, but this one's a little different. The movie is becoming a reality series.
According to Variety, MGM has announced plans to adapt the film into a docu-series. The new show will surprise college students by enrolling their parents in the same school as them.
"I am so excited to take the premise of one of my favourite films into the unscripted world," MGM's president of unscripted television Barry Poznick said in a statement. "Rodney was a comedic genius and his spirit is very much in the DNA of our show's approach to a dual fish-out-of-water comedic format for audiences to experience along with our parents and kids. I love that grown-ups are going back to school and we are able to capture this with our new series."
The show will be produced by Poznick and Mark Burnett, as well as Rodney's widow Joan Dangerfield. A release date for the series has not yet been revealed.