Ferris Bueller signs up for NBC pilot
In it, Broderick will play a celebrity author hired by a millionaire to run a tiny newspaper in the Hamptons.
The Hollywood Reporter says Broderick has been courted by networks for years to star in a show. He only committed to Beach Lane after reading the final script.
Lorne Michaels is the executive producer. Paul Simms (News Radio) is the writer.
No word yet on when the pilot would be filmed or air.
TOP 5 FORGOTTEN MATTHEW BRODERICK ROLES:
5. THE ROAD TO WELLVILLE (1994): "I know where the colon is and it doesn't stick up in the air!" [Trailer]
4. YOU CAN COUNT ON ME (2000): "I like paperwork." [Trailer]
3. MAX DUGAN RETURNS (1983): "Can you make money from philosophy?"
2. INFINITY (1996): "Mathematics is a language. It's very difficult. It's subtle. You couldn't say those things any other way - and I can talk to dead people with it. I talk to Copernicus every day."
1. ADDICTED TO LOVE (1997): "I'm the Milky Way Man, and I know everything!" [Trailer]