Charles Payne, the man behind the Oscar-winning short films of the 1970s and ’80s, is coming back to television.
Payne’s new drama Unwritten Rules, which premieres Tuesday, is the story of an American father trying to keep his kids out of trouble.
The story centers on a suburban dad and his wife, who live on the East Coast, and the challenges they face as they try to keep their kids out.
Payne, who died in 2013, is survived by his wife of 43 years, Kathy.
The Payne brothers have been working on the show since last fall, but they had to delay its premiere for several reasons, according to a press release from Fox Searchlight.
Payne had been scheduled to film a cameo in the pilot, but the studio has since canceled the project.
Payne is best known for his short films that starred John Travolta, Marlon Brando and Meryl Streep.
Payne directed The King of Queens, which won an Academy Award in 1980.
His films include American Beauty and a string of feature films.
Payne was also the founder of the Screen Actors Guild, which is a national union of television actors.
Payne worked with a variety of different directors and producers, including Tom Stoppard and Steven Spielberg, among others.
He also wrote scripts for movies like The Muppets, The Mothman Prophecies, The Three Stooges, and The Great Gatsby.
Payne died of pancreatic cancer in 2013.