US to remake The Courtship of Eddie’s Father
It starred Bill Bixby as a single dad with a matchmaking young son, and it's the latest classic series to undergo a remake.
Originally penned as a book by Mark Toby, the father-son tale was adapted as a 1963 movie starring Glenn Ford and Ron Howard, serving as a junior matchmaker.
The 1969 sitcom ran for three seasons. It was subsequently remade as Eddie’s Father in 2004 with Ken Marino and Josh Hutcherson.
Now a single-camera comedy co-starring and produced by White Collar‘s Willie Garson and written/executive produced by Mark Levin and Jennifer Flackett has landed at FOX from Warner Bros. TV, and Conan O’Brien’s studio-based Conaco.
Deadline reports Garson’s own experience as an adoptive single father and his “best friends” approach to raising his adopted son have inspired the new version.