Aiming to combine the comedic chemistry of the National Lampoon’s Vacation movies with the comedic chemistry of those National Lampoon’s Vacation ads for Old Navy, Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo are reuniting, again, to develop a new family sitcom for ABC. Though they were recently waylaid along their path toward reconvening as Clark and Ellen Griswold—whereupon New Line shouted “Fuck yo mama” to their planned Vacation reboot—the two nevertheless realized they still shared an interest in getting paid. So they’ll couple up again, this time playing sixty-somethings whose golden years are interrupted after they’re forced to take over raising their grandchildren, whose youthful rambunctiousness and sexting on their Xboxphones will cause Chase to get hurt a lot. The show already has a production commitment under the direction of The Neighbors’ Aaron Kaplan, and will mark the first TV series Chevy Chase hasn’t quit yet in a while.
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