Rodney Dangerfield’s ‘Back to School’ Inspires Unscripted Series From MGM

  • The Wrap
MGM Television is developing an unscripted series inspired by the Rodney Dangerfield movie “Back to School,” the company announced on Monday.

Inspired by the ’80s comedy starring Dangerfield and Keith Gordon, the docuseries features parents who surprise their kids by enrolling in college alongside them. According to MGM, the untitled series “will allow parents who missed out on their own college years to experience everything university life has to offer, including sharing a classroom with their kids — who may be less than thrilled by the idea.”

“I am so excited to take the premise of one of my favorite films into the unscripted world,” said MGM’s Barry Pznick, president of unscripted television. “Rodney was a comedic genius and his spirit is very much in the DNA of our show’s approach to a dual fish-out-of-water comedic format for audiences to experience along with our parents and kids. I love
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