Growing Pains (TV): According to variety, ABC has greenlit another reunion movie featuring the cast of the late '80s comedy hit "Growing Pains." Telepic has been put on the fast track: Shooting begins next month for a May sweeps airdate.
The first "Growing Pains" reunion pic did boffo for ABC in November 2000, but it took three years and several scripts to figure out the sequel.
The special finds the Seaver kids (Kirk Cameron, Tracey Gold, Jeremy Miller, Ashley Johnson) up in arms after their parents (Alan Thicke, Joanna Kerns) decide to sell the family house.
"It took us a while; we went through a few different versions of the story," said ABC movies and minis chief Quinn Taylor. "These writers, who I adore, really made it contemporary but stuck to the bones of the show."
The show airs in May during sweeps.
The first "Growing Pains" movie attracted 15.1 million viewers and a strong 5.8/14 with adults 18-49.