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NBC goes forth with ‘Brave New World’

Net buys comedy script from Peter Tolan

NBC has purchased a half-hour comedy script from “Rescue Me” exec producer Peter Tolan.

Sony TV-produced “Brave New World” involves the re-creation of the Pilgrims at a living museum.

Tolan recently spoke at the Television Critics Assn. where he said he had pitched the show to the Peacock, which had shown great interest. If the show gets picked up to series, it will be a return to broadcast after he and partner Denis Leary shepherded “The Job.”

At the time, Tolan had a very contemptuous relationship with ABC and Steve McPherson, who recently left the network. When asked about the differences in working for a cable net and broadcast, Tolan responded: “There’s more misery in broadcast.”

As for the conclusion of “Rescue Me,” which will end right around Sept. 11, 2011, Tolan said the show is going out on a much lighter note than he or partner Denis Leary originally intended.

“It’s about how life goes on. It isn’t so much about what we wrote, but it was right,” Tolan explained, adding that what was filmed differed significantly from what had been in the script. “We found a really hopeful place for the (Tommy Gavin) character.”

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