The first attempt to adapt the 1989 comedy into a TV show was in 1990. It was canceled after 12 episodes — and featured then-unknown stars Leonardo Di Caprio, Thora Birch, David Arquette and, in the writer’s room, Joss Whedon. Coming off his success with “Friday Night Lights,” producer Brian Grazer teamed up with Ron Howard in 2010 to try again, this time making it an hourlong drama on NBC. The new formula was significantly more successful, with stars Lauren Graham and Dax Shepard anchoring the acclaimed show for six seasons.
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