‘Never Have I Ever’ Erica Oyama is writing about the show’s update that best friends raise their children together under one roof
NBC is looking into the 1980s for its latest piece of comedy development.
The network has made a put commitment to the remake of Kate and Ellie, two best friends who raise their children in the same household. The original series, starring Jane Curtin and Susan St. James, ran from 1984–89 on CBS.
Erica Oyama (Never Have I Ever, Fresh of the Boat) is writing the screenplay, which comes from Universal Television, Propagate, and Nahanchaka Khan’s fierce child. Khan has an overall TV deal at Universal.
Like the original, the updated Kate & Ellie will focus on the two title characters and their unorthodox arrangements: they are like sister wives, but without pretending to love the same man, and show that romance doesn’t have to be a successful one. Woman and mother.
The show joins a comedy development roster, produced by Derry Lovato, and as a member of a food issues group consisting of executive, executive, and three holdovers from the 2020 cycle: Crazy for You, Jefferies, and Everon Out.
The project features a third team for Oyama and Khan, who previously worked together on ABC’s Fresh of the Boat and is currently on NBC’s Young Rock, which premieres in February. Oyama also produced the Bachelor parody Burning Love, which earned an Emmy nomination in 2013 for Best Short-Form Program.
Oyama and Khan Ben Silverman, Rodney Farrell, Jane Carares, Peter Principal, Brian Dobbins, Howard T. Owens, and Gregory are executive producers of Kate & Alley along with Lipstone.