The Proposal screenwriter Pete Chiarelli will pen the pilot episode, with Will Smith and James Lassiter's Overbrook Entertainment producing. Overbrook previously tried to turn the movie into a TV series three years ago at CBS with writer Ben Wexler.
This new version is described as an, "action-packed one-hour" series, although it isn't clear how the action elements will be introduced into the series. The original movie featured Will Smith as a date doctor who specialized in helping others find love.
The project has received a script commitment from the network. We'll be sure to keep you posted with any further details on this new Hitch TV series as soon as it becomes available.