I’ve learned that NBC’s multi-camera comedy pilot The Money Pit has been shelved, at least for now, after difficulties casting the leads. Inspired by the 1986 feature starring Tom Hanks and Shelley Long, the project revolves around a newlywed couple that navigates the challenges of modern romance while their house crumbles around them. Amblin Television — the TV division of Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment, which produced the movie with Universal Pictures — is producing with Universal Television. Former The Office writer-producer Justin Spitzer wrote the adaptation and executive produces with Amblin TV’s Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank. This is the second pilot so far this season to get pushed for casting reasons. The other one was also an NBC multi-camera comedy, Fifth Wheel. There are hardly reasons for concern as NBC had ordered the most comedy pilots, 14, for next season. It already has two comedy series, Tooken and Mr. Robinson on tap, plus 13-episode Canadian import Working The Engels.
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