Monster-In-Law, the 2005 feature comedy starring Jennifer Lopez and Jane Fonda, is heading to television as a multi-camera project written by The Carrie Diaries developer/executive producer Amy B. Harris and 30 Rock executive producer John Riggi. Warner Bros. TV, whose sibling label New Line Cinema produced the film, is behind the potential series, with the movie’s producers Chris Bender and J.C. Spink executive producing alongside Harris and Riggi.
Loosely inspired by the movie of the same name, the Monster-In-Law TV comedy serves as a follow-up to the film, which chronicled the the complex relationship between a woman (Lopez) and her boyfriend’s overprotective mother (Fonda) leading up to their wedding.
The show explores the fraught world of a happy couple about to learn the joys and horrors of parenthood while managing the most challenging relationship of all — the one between a wife and her husband’s mother.
The 2005 movie, written by Anya Kockoff and directed by Robert Luketic, was a box office hit, grossing $83 million domestically and $154.7 million worldwide. Here is the trailer:
Monster-In-Law joins another New Line Cinema title that WBTV is exploiting as a series this season, blockbuster Rush Hour, which landed at CBS with a pilot production commitment.
Sex And The City alumna Harris is repped by CAA; Riggi, who is under an overall deal at WBTV, recently executive produced the studio’s Super Fun Night. He is with UTA.