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PILOTS: “500 Days of Summer” scribes find a home for their orphaned comedy

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 NBC has greenlighted “Friends with Benefits,” from the scribes behind “500 Days of Summer,” after ABC passed on the comedy.

Peacock gave a pilot order to the laffer on Wednesday. “Friends with Benefits” was extracted from ABC (which originally developed the project) and sold to NBC by producers 20th Century Fox TV and Imagine TV.

“500 Days” scribes Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber (above) wrote “Friends with Benefits,” while David Dobkin (“Wedding Crashers”) is set to direct.

Single-camera comedy centers on five friends looking for love — but settling for “friends with benefits” in the meantime.

Neustadter, Weber and Dobkin are exec producers, along with Imagine’s Brian Grazer, Ron Howard and David Nevins.

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