MGM turning Rodney Dangerfield’s Back to School into reality TV series
Rodney Dangerfield’s hit 80s comedy Back to School will be getting new life not as a remake or a reboot or a sequel, but with the idea for the feature film being adapted into a reality TV series. The show will see parents surprise their kids by enrolling in college alongside them. The series will allow parents who missed out on their own college years to experience everything university life has to offer, including sharing a classroom with their kids – who may be less than thrilled by the idea.
“I am so excited to take the premise of one of my favorite films into the unscripted world. 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 & kids. I love that grown-ups are going back to school and we are able to capture this with our new series.” says Barry Poznick, MGM’s President, Unscripted Television.
Burnett and Poznick will executive produce the series along with Joan Dangerfield. MGM Television will produce and MGM will distribute the series internationally.