Trio of pilots takes wing for Peacock

'Just Shoot Me' team delivers family laffer

NBC greenlit a trio of pilots Tuesday, including efforts from Howie Mandel and radio personality Phil Hendrie.

Peacock also picked up a family comedy from former “Just Shoot Me” showrunners Moses Port and David Guarascio.

“Happy Family,” to be exec produced by Port and Guarascio, centers on would-be empty nesters whose grown children end up moving back in. Project comes from NBC Studios.

The Hendrie project, written by Peter Tolan (“Analyze That”), stars the nighttime radio talker as a former city cop who moves to a gated community, where he encounters the crazy residents as its new head of security (Daily Variety, Nov. 21).

Tolan will exec produce. The single-camera/multicamera hybrid show will feature a number of characters created by Hendrie for his KFI-based syndicated show.

As for Mandel, the comedian has refashioned his “Tonight Show” hidden-camera pranks into a sitcom penned with Mark Driscoll (“Ellen”).

Project, from Pariah TV and 3 Arts Entertainment, will have Mandel essentially playing himself (Daily Variety, Nov. 15). Gavin Polone and Michael Rotenberg will exec produce with Driscoll.

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