NBC has added another laffer to its midseason roster, ordering six episodes of the skein “Filmore Middle.”
Sitcom stars Justin Bartha (“National Treasure”) as Jeff, a rule-breaking English teacher at a New Jersey school. NBC Universal TV Studio is behind the show, which comes from exec producer Matt Tarses.
“Filmore Middle” also stars Sarah Alexander (BBC’s “Coupling”) as a rookie teacher and potential love interest for Bartha’s character. Radio host Phil Hendrie plays a burned-out teacher, while Deon Richmond (“Van Wilder”) stars as a drama teacher and Jeff’s best friend.
Series also stars Matt Winston, Kali Rocha and Grant Rosenmeyer.
Series joins Peacock’s other midseason half-hours waiting in the wings, including the return of critical fave “Scrubs” as well as newbies “Thick and Thin” and “Four Kings.”