By Teresa Jue
October 17, 2014 at 08:16 PM EDT
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NBC has given a put-pilot commitment to Marley & Me, a single-camera comedy that will serve as a sequel to the 2008 comedy-drama film of the same name, EW has confirmed.

The film’s director, David Frankel, is set to direct the pilot; Jenny Bicks will write the script. Bicks, Frankel and film producer Karen Rosenfelt will executive produce the show under the 20th Century Fox Television banner.

The movie was based on John Grogan’s book of the same name and starred Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston as couple John and Jenny Grogan. It followed their relationship and the influence of their dog, Marley, on their lives. According to Deadline, the show will follow up on the couple and their now-adolescent sons as they take in a stray puppy that they name Marley, after their late dog.

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