NBC To Replace Dead Dog with 'Marley & Me' Series

October 17, 2014

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Like a parent replacing a passed-away old pooch with a new little pup, NBC is ready to move on from the Marley & Me movie and develop an updated, small-screen version of the tale. Also, they are literally going to replace a dead dog with a puppy.

According to THR, NBC's TV series take on the tale will pick up where the movie left off, with (spoiler!) Marley's cream-colored body decaying in the earth and, now, a cute young dog taking his place. It's said that, in the planned pilot, the family will look out their door to find a new puppy, "'owned', but not well, by their neighbors." Thusly, the family decides to scoop up the neglected pup and make it their own--even giving it Marley's old leash and tags. Touching and cost effective!

Sex and the City and Rio 2 writer Jenny Bicks is handling the writing and is executive producing. The original film's director David Frankel will also executive produce as well as direct the pilot. Original stars Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston are not said to be involved. Just tell your distraught kids that Owen and Jenny's souls are in new actors now...

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