Pilot News: ABC Orders Chevy Chase-Beverly D'Angelo Reunion, Memoir-ish Dan Savage Comedy

Vacation season has arrived at ABC.

Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo — stars of the 1983 big-screen classic National Lampoon’s Vacation — are reuniting for a new ABC comedy pilot called Chev & Bev.

The single-camera project will feature the duo as “two baby boomers who are fun, relevant and living a selfish retirement when their world is turned upsisde down and they are suddenly left to raise their grandchildren.”

The network also ordered an untitled single-camera comedy pilot produced by and loosely based on the life of gay activist and author Dan Savage.

The project, written by David Windsor and Casey Johnson (Galavant, Don’t Trust the B—- in Apt. 23), is described as follows: “A picture perfect family is turned upside down when the youngest son comes out of the closet. What seems like the end of their idyllic life turns out to be the beginning of a bright new chapter when everyone stops pretending to be perfect and actually starts being real.”

Excited about either of these potential comedies? Sound off in the comments!

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  1. Eric says:

    Excited for both of these, which I guess is a bad thing because it’s unlikely they both go to series. But still, they’ve piqued my interest.

  2. Chev and Bev sounds interesting just as a premise really. So many sitcoms are played out but grandparents raising their grandkids, and its these two to boot? I could get behind that.

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  4. N says:

    umh….Why are all my comments left open? (As of today)

  5. dman6015 says:

    Well, it looks like next year’s TV theme is going to be “turned upside down”.

  6. Matty says:

    Both projects sound good, but I HATE the title of “Chev & Bev”.

  7. Ally Oop says:

    I like the sound of Chev and Bev. Great premise.

  8. Herb says:

    Think its great Chevy & Beverly are back together. Love all there shows. Always thought they should do another vacation except as Grandparents with snooty brats for grandkids.