BACHELOR PARTY TV Series in the Works for ABC

     October 21, 2014


The film-to-TV trend continues with the 1984 comedy Bachelor Party.  Tom Hanks starred as the husband-to-be who has to survive the ultimate bachelor party while staying faithful to his fiancée.  This new rendition is only loosely based on the original narrative and will come in the format of a half-hour comedy anthology series geared towards examining relationships and the institution of marriage.

ABC scored the show via a big put pilot commitment with Jason Winer set to direct as long as his schedule permits.  Should the Bachelor Party TV series get an order, Winer and Max Winkler will then alternate directing the episodes.  Hit the jump for more on the new show.

According to Deadline, New Girl’s JJ Philbin and Josh Malmuth came up with the concept, which centers on three different couples.  There’s one that’s first falling in love, one that’s about to get married and another that’s just gone through a divorce.  They’ll all go through “the trial-by-fire that is the modern day, co-ed bachelor/bachelorette extravaganza.”  Bachelor Party is going to be an anthology series, so the plan is for each season to center on a different wedding party.

20th Century Fox TV is putting this one together with Winer’s Small Dog Picture Company and The Walcott Company, Winkler and Jake Johnson’s label.  In addition to the possible aforementioned directorial duties, Winer and Winkler will also executive produce alongside Philbin, Johnson and Small Dog’s Renate Radford.  Walcott’s Mary Lee will produce.

In case you need a little Bachelor Party refresher, here’s the film’s trailer: