NBC adapts ‘Boss Is Coming to Dinner’

Network to 'Experiment' with Jack Black

NBC is adapting a U.S. version of U.K. reality skein “The Boss Is Coming to Dinner.”

Also at the Peacock, NBC and Jack Black are turning the bestseller “My Life as an Experiment” into a half-hour comedy.

“The Boss Is Coming to Dinner,” which has been given a pilot order by the Peacock, comes from Zodiak USA (formerly RDF USA) — repping the first project to come from the shingle after its official rebrand this week.

“The Boss Is Coming to Dinner” centers on a group of job applicants who must invite their prospective employer to their home and throw a dinner party. After the boss meets with the candidates, he or she makes a final hiring decision.

One newspaper in Australia, where a version of the show also airs, called it “The Apprentice” meets “Come Dine With Me.”

“The Boss Is Coming to Dinner” aired in primetime on the U.K.’s Five, where it ran as a strip. The Australian version runs on Nine Network, while editions in Germany and Belgium are also in production.

Zodiak USA’s Grant Mansfield, Natalka Znak and Claire O’Donohoe are exec producing.

As for “My Life as an Experiment,” project just received a put pilot order. “Experiment” is based on author A.J. Jacobs’ book, which centered on his adventures as a guinea pig in various experiments — and how it impacted his relationships.

“‘Til Death” creators Cathy Yuspa and Josh Goldsmith are adapting the project and will exec produce along with Black. Sony Pictures TV is producing with Reveille.

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