NBC is looking to a few informed faces for a subsequent collection of comedy pilots.
The network has handed out commander pickups to half-hour single-camera projects from Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project), Tina Fey (30 Rock) and Bill Lawrence (Undateable), The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Kaling, who will recover in a untitled comedy, reteams with Mindy exec writer Charlie Grandy. The twin will co-write a Universal Television and 3 Arts comedy as good as exec furnish around a actress-writer’s studio-based Kaling Intl. banner. The untitled comedy landed during NBC in Oct with a put-pilot commitment. 3 Arts’ Howard Klein also exec produces.
The Kaling comedy centers on Vince, a charismatic gym owners with no aspiration who lives with his younger hermit Michael, a beautiful idiot. Their elementary life of women and operative out is put on reason when a teenage son of Vince is forsaken off on their doorstep by Priya (Kaling), one of his aged high propagandize flings. The comedy comes as Hulu continues be a home of Kaling’s The Mindy Project, which she also created, writes and stars.
The Sackett Sisters, meanwhile, reteams Fey with visit co-operator Robert Carlock as good as with associate 30 Rock alum Luke Del Tredici. The latter is set to coop a book for a comedy that revolves around a Sackett family, who is reunited when dual disloyal sisters perform an act of open intrepidity and are forced to navigate a issue together.
Fey will exec furnish a single-camera comedy around her Universal Television-based Little Stranger ensign alongside 3 Arts’ David Miner and Del Tredici. The comedy landed during NBC in Nov with a put-pilot commitment.
Finally, Spaced Out — NBC’s initial buy this commander deteriorate from Warner Bros. Television — is from Undateable duo Adam Sztykiel, who will coop a script, and Bill Lawrence. The latter will exec furnish alongside his WBTV-based Doozer Productions ensign topper Jeff Ingold. The single-camera entrance is described as a workplace comedy that centers on a working-class talent and his struggles to fit in with an determined group all done some-more formidable when their pursuit is building a rocket to Mars. The comedy scored a large prolongation joining from NBC in Sep with mixed networks bidding.
Spaced Out is one of mixed space-themed projects in a works this season. It joins Fox’s Seth MacFarlane live-action straight-to-series dramedy Orville, CBS play Mission Control (from The Martian‘s Andy Weir) and, to a obtuse extent, X-Files spoof Ghosted during Fox.
Thursday’s pickups move NBC’s comedy commander transport to 6 (seven if we count a straight-to-series sequence for a Will and Grace revival). They join a untitled Kourtney Kang, Untitled Seth Meyers/Mike O’Brien and What About Bob? Reboot What About Barb? at a network this season. Of those, usually Will and Grace is a multicam.