Bernstein to direct NBC's 'Class'

ABC Pickup The untitled Victoria Pile project, a half-hour comedy about the colorful characters who inhabit a police precinct. Pile — the scribe behind Britcom “Smack the Pony” — wrote the pilot and will exec produce via CBS Paramount Network Television.

NBC Staffing Adam Bernstein will direct “Business Class,” the half-hour NBC U/Dutch Oven comedy from scribes-exec producers Bill Oakley and Josh Weinstein. Helmer directed the pilot for “30 Rock” and is also attached to direct Barry Schindel’s untitled CBS drama presentation (Daily Variety, Jan. 26). Oakley and Weinstein, via NBC U-based Dutch Oven, also created the CBS pilot “22 Birthdays.”

NBC Staffing Michael Dinner (“Kidnapped”) will direct the Laeta Kalogridiscq-penned take on “The Bionic Woman.” Helmer’s other credits include episodes of “Grey’s Anatomy” and “House.”

NBC Casting Famke Janssen (“X-Men”) has been cast as the female lead in the untitled David Shore/Peter Blake project about a female cop. Her previous TV work includes roles on “The Shield” and “Nip/Tuck.”

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