MGM to Adapt Rodney Dangerfield Comedy ‘Back to School’ as Unscripted Series (Exclusive)

MGM to Adapt Rodney Dangerfield Comedy ‘Back to School’ as Unscripted Series (Exclusive)
Rodney Dangerfield may finally be getting some respect in the halls of higher education.

MGM Television is developing a docu-series inspired by the 1986 Dangerfield film “Back to School,” in which the comedian’s character, millionaire Thorton Melon, enrolls in college with his son to keep him from dropping out. In typical Dangerfield fashion, he triggers a series of comedic mishaps on campus. The movie, well-loved among Dangerfield fans, also features a young Robert Downey Jr. and cameos from Oingo Boingo and Kurt Vonnegut.

The docu-series will follow college students with their surprise new classmates — their parents. Both children and parents
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