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'Friday Night Lights' exec producer doing 'Parenthood' series for NBC

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Jason Katims, writer and executive producer for Friday Night Lights, is set to adapt the movie Parenthood into a new, hour-long comedy-drama series for NBC, Variety reports. The show will reportedly retain the tone of the movie, but with new characters, and withstorylines based on modern challenges in our post-Facebook, post-iPod world. The 1989 movie, which starred Steve Marin, was previously adapted into a short-lived half-hour sitcom in 1990, featuring Ed Begley Jr., Leonardo DiCaprio, David Arquette, and Thora Birch. It also marked one of Joss Whedon’s first TV writing jobs.