Matthew Lillard To Star In ‘Problem Child’ NBC Pilot

Matthew Lillard is set as the male lead opposite Erinn Hayes in Problem Child, NBC’s single-camera comedy pilot inspired by the 1990 Universal Pictures/Imagine feature that starred John Ritter and Amy Yasbeck as a couple conned into adopting a troubled 7-year-boy who wreaks havoc in their lives and leaves a path of destruction anywhere he goes. The TV adaptation, written by Scot Armstrong, is described as a family show about the cat-and-mouse game between a set of parents and their brilliant but mischievous child. Lillard has been cast as the dad, a role played in the movie by Ritter. Armstrong is executive producing with Brian Grazer, Bob Simonds, Peter Traugott and Rachel Kaplan for Universal TV.

This marks a return to comedy for Lillard who is coming off arcs on FX’s The Bridge and NBC’s The State of Affairs. He is with Paradigm and Silver Lining Entertainment.

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