ABC Orders Comedy Starring Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo; Untitled Dan Savage Project

“Chev & Bev” reunites National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation duo, the Savage show is loosely based on gay columnist’s life

ABC has picked up two new comedy pilots, one that will reunite beloved comedy duo Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo, while the other explores the life of sex columnist and activist Dan Savage.

“Chev & Bev” will see Chase and D’Angelo on screen together after a string of “National Lampoon” films including the iconic “Christmas Vacation.”  The pair will play retired baby boomers living a “selfish retirement”  when they are suddenly left to raise their grandchildren.

The Savage project is loosely based on the background of the syndicated newspaper writer and found of the “It Gets Better” campaign. Currently untitled, the series will follow an idyllic family turned upside down by their youngest son’s coming out as gay.

Both shows are single camera, and both were produced by ABC Studios.

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