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ABC's Chevy Chase-Beverly D'Angelo Comedy Pilot Undergoes Surprising Title Change

Chev & Bev are quietly going their separate ways — but in name only.

ABC has changed the title of its Chevy ChaseBeverly D’Angelo comedy pilot from Chev & Bev to simply Chevy, TVLine has learned.

According to sources, D’Angelo was not a fan of the “Bev” abbreviation, and asked to have her entire first name used. ABC instead dropped her from the title altogether and adopted the more streamlined Chevy.

An ABC rep declined to comment, but an insider at the network tells TVLine that Chev & Bev was always just a placeholder, and that titles are still being tested in the event the project gets ordered to series.

I’m told D’Angelo’s role in the pilot is not being de-emphasized, despite the title tweak. The project finds the Vacation vets playing baby boomers whose selfish retirement is upended when they are left to raise their grandchildren.