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Bob Greenblatt busy with pilot orders at NBC

By Cynthia Littleton

Bob Greenblatt was busy on Friday as he takes hold of the reins of NBC.

Greenblatt ordered a pilot for a new take on “Wonder Woman” from David E Kelley and Warner Bros. TV.
He also gave the greenlight to “A Mann’s World” from Michael Patrick King and WBTV.

At the same time, NBC has backed away from itscommitment to a WBTV drama project from Josh Schwartz, and he rolled a commitment to J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot banner into next year’s development cycle.

With Greenblatt taking over at NBC at the midpoint of pilot season, the shuffle on the creative choices is not so surprising.

Earlier on Friday, Greenblatt greenlighted an hourlong musical project, “Smash,” from Steven Spielberg, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron that he had previously developed at Showtime. He also gave the nod to a laffer, “I Hate that I Love You,” from Jhoni Marchinko.

“Mann’s World,” which King penned and will direct, revolves around a celebrity hairstylist in L.A. and the challenges he faces in running his business and staying relevant in a fast-moving biz. Kelley’s spin on “Wonder Woman” finds Diana Prince leading a double life as a high-powered corporate executive.

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