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Hitch - Movie Adaptation at FOX to be Produced by Will Smith with Script Commitment


The year of the remake continues.

Fox is developing a half-hour comedy based on the Will Smith feature film Hitch, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The network has handed out a script commitment to the comedy.

Inspired by the 2005 movie about a professional date doctor, Smith's Overbrook Entertainment and Sony Pictures Television will exec produce. The single-camera comedy is being written by Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont (Made of Honor). Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith and Overbrook's James Lassiter and Caleeb Pinkett will exec produce the new Hitch, which is described as a workplace comedy that explores dating and sexual politics.

Meanwhile, Fox is also reviving Big and Monster-in-Law; CBS is tackling Rush Hour and In Good Company, CW is plotting The Illusionist, and Showtime and MGM TV are rebooting In the Heat of the Night, to name a few. Fox also has a comedy based on Jennifer Lopez-starrer Monster-In-Law and another small-screen adaptation of Bewitched — from SPT — is set up at NBC, which also is also developing adaptations of Marley & Me, Problem Child and The Money Pit.
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