Bob Brush, a writer and producer on The Wonder Years, has a new idea for a show: The Wonder Years... but in the '80s, and with a title that implies it's a VH1 talking heads show. From THR:
NBC is getting "Lost in the '80s."
The network has handed a director-contingent pilot order to an hourlong project from "The Wonder Years" writer-producer Bob Brush.
The project, produced by Sony Pictures TV and studio-based Tantamount, is described as "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" meets "The Ice Storm."
It is considered an '80s version of "Wonder Years," the half-hour dramedy set 20 years prior that tackled the social issues and historic events of the late '60s through the eyes of teen Kevin Arnold (Fred Savage).
Brush is executive producing "Lost in the '80s" with Tantamount's Eric Tannenbaum, Kim Tannenbaum and Mitch Hurwitz.
Mitch Hurwitz, you blessed us with Arrested Development, so I'll give this a chance because your name is attached to it. But so help me god, the first time Lost in the '80s references watching The Wonder Years, I'm done.