NBC pickups

COMEDY | DRAMA| ALTERNATIVE COMEDY

DRAMA

The Bionic Woman (NBC Universal TV Studio) PICKED UP
Exec Producers: David Eick, Glen Morgan, Jason Smilovic, Michael Dinner (Director), Laeta Kalogridis
Cast: Michelle Ryan, Mae Whitman, Miguel Ferrer, Chris Bowers, Will Yun Lee, Molly Price, Bruce McGill, Mark Sheppard
Logline: Modern version of classic series about a woman remade as a techno wonder

Chuck (Warner Bros. TV) PICKED UP
Exec Producers: Josh Schwartz, McG
Writers: Schwartz, Chris Fedak
Cast: Zachary Levi, Adam Baldwin, Sarah Walker, Joshua Gomez, Sarah Lancaster
Logline: Regular guy accidentally learns government secrets

Ft. Pit (Sony Pictures TV) NOT ORDERED
Exec Producers: Peter Tolan and Michael Chernuchin (writers), Denis Leary, Jim Serpico
Director:Peter Tolan
Cast: James Badge Dale, Michael Rispoli, David Call, Dania Ramirez, Elias Koteas, Viola Davis, Cornell Womack
Logline: Cops in the NYPD’s toughest precinct

Journeyman  (20th Century Fox TV) PICKED UP
Exec Producers: Kevin Falls (writer), Alex Graves (director)
Cast: Kevin McKidd, Moon Bloodgood, Gretchen Egolf, Reed Diamond, Charles Henry Wyson
Logline: Man travels through time to right wrongs

Life (NBC Universal TV Studio) PICKED UP
Exec Producers: Rand Ravich (writer), Far Shariat, Dave Semel (director)
Director:Dave Seme
Cast: Damian Lewis, Brooke Langton, Sarah Shahi, Robin Weigart, Adam Arkin
Logline: Wrongly imprisoned cop rejoins the force after he’s released

Lipstick Jungle (NBC Universal TV Studio) PICKED UP FOR MIDSEASON
Exec Producers: Oliver Goldstick
Director: Gary Winick
Cast: Brooke Shields, Kim Raver, Lindsay Price
Logline: Based on Candace Bushnell’s novel about rich, power-hungry women in New York

Untitled Tom Fontana Project (NBC Universal TV Studio) NOT ORDERED
Exec Producers: Tom Fontana (writer), Barry Levinson
Director: Spike Lee
Cast: Bobby Cannavale, Carmen Ejogo
Logline: Unlikely candidate wins New York’s mayorship

Untitled Shore/Blake Project (NBC Universal TV Studio) NOT ORDERED
Exec Producers: David Shore and Peter Blake (writers)
Director: Tony Goldwyn
Cast:Famke Janssen, Sarah Clarke
Logline: Ensemble drama with procedural elements, centering on a female police officer

The Watch (Sony Pictures TV) NOT ORDERED
Exec Producers: Ed Decter and John J. Strauss (writers), Gavin Polone, Jamie Tarses
Logline: Suburban neighborhood watch group goes haywire

COMEDY

Area 57 (NBC U TV) NOT ORDERED
Exec producers: Mike Armstrong (writer), Dean Parisot, David Latt
Director: Dean Parisot
Cast:Jane Lynch, Matthew Lillard, Bruce McGill, Kelin Yu, Paul Reubens
Logline: Office comedy set at secret location in the Nevada Desert where the staff must watch after a crude, manipulative alien.

Business Class (NBC U TV) NOT ORDERED
Exec producrs: Bill Oakley and Josh Weinstein (writers), David Bartis, Doug Liman
Director: Adam Bernstein (co-exec producer)
Cast: Horatio Sanz, Krista Allen, Peter Keleghan
Logline: The absurd and surreal adventures of two high-powered soda salesmen on a never-ending business trip

I’m With Stupid (NBC U TV) NOT ORDERED
Exec producers:Wil Calhoun (writer), Ben Silverman, Teri Weinberg, Kenton Allen, Paul Telegdy
Director: Linwood Boomer
Cast: Daryl “Chill” Mitchell, Christopher Thornton, Kevin Daniels, Lusia Strus, Brianne Davis
Logline: An unlucky guy meets a man who uses a wheelchair…and moves into his group home.

The IT Crowd (NBC U TV) PICKED UP FOR MIDSEASON
Exec producers: Moses Port, David Guarascio, Joe Port, Joe Wiseman, Graham Linehan, Steve Tao
Director: Gail Mancuso
Cast: Joel McHale, Richard Ayoade, Rocky Carroll
Logline: The IT staff in a company. Adapted from British format.

Kath and Kim* (NBC U TV) NOT ORDERED
Exec producers: Nancy Pimental (writer), Gina Riley, Jane Turner, Rick McKenna, Ben Silverman
Logline: The adventures of love and denial as only a mother and daughter could live it. Adapted from Australian format.
* Will fill in on summer sked

The Mastersons Of Manhattan (NBC U TV) NOT ORDERED
Exec producers: Gary Janetti (writer)
Director: James Burrows
Cast: Natasha Richardson, Jonathan Cake, Molly Shannon, Amanda Walsh, Brian Benben
Logline: Serialized soap about a wealthy family in NYC, centered around two socialite sisters

Wild Life (NBC U TV) NOT ORDERED**
Exec producers: David Israel and Jim O’Doherty (writers), David Kissinger, Conan O’Brien
Director: Tucker Gates
Cast: Christopher Sieber, Brooke D’Orsay, Philip Baker Hall, Mo Collins, Tracy Vilar
Logline: Workplace comedy set in an animal park
** Cast contingent

Zip (NBC U TV) NOT ORDERED
Exec producers: Ben Silverman, Marc Abrams and Michael Benson (writers)
Supervising producer: Mark Rizzo (writer)
Director: Dan Attias
Cast: Rob Heubel
Logline: In a zip code full of “haves,” this is a show about the “have nots” as they hustle to join their rich counterparts.

ALTERNATIVE

Improv Everywhere NOT ORDERED
Exec producers: Charlie Todd, Jason Carbone, Cara Welker, Dave Rath
Talent: Charlie Todd
Logline: Improvisational group performs elaborate stunts using volunteers as well as the viewing public

This is Culdesac NOT ORDERED (Realand Productions LLC)
Exec producers: Luke Barats and Joe Bereta (writers)
Producer: Dan Farah
Director: Luke Barats and Joe Bereta
Cast: Luke Barats, Joe Bereta
Logline: Buddy comedy, based on the YouTube Stars’ material

The Singing Bee (Gurin Co./Juma Ent.) PICKED UP
Executive producers: Phil Gurin, Robert C. Horowi
tz
Logline: Contestants sing the lyrics to popular songs

World Moves (Warner Horizon TV) PICKED UP
Executive producers: Randy Jackson, Rob Lee, Howard Schwartz, Karen Schwartz, Harriet Sternberg Logline: Dance teams compete for international touring contract

NOTE: All titles tentative.

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