NBC has ordered a drama from “Lone Star” creator Kyle Killen and three more comedy pilots.
Meanwhile, the Peacock also made a tweak to its current primetime lineup, benching freshman Wednesday drama “Chase” in favor of unscripted series “Minute to Win It.”
The Killen project, from 20th Century Fox TV, was the result of a blind script deal that 20th cut with Killen after his critical hit “Lone Star” was axed by Fox after two low-rated airings. Titled “REM,” the project revolves around the simultaneous and parallel lives of a detective who can not let go of any aspect of his fractured family after a horrible car accident.
Among NBC’s comedy orders, “Free Agents” comes from “Party Down” alum John Enbom and Universal Media Studios. Based on a Brit format, the office laffer revolves around PR execs who work for a variety of clients. It’s from Karey Burke and Todd Holland’s UMS-based Dark Toy banner. Holland, who will direct the pilot, exec produces with Burke, Enbom and Kenton Allen.
An untitled project from scribe Dan Goor (“Parks and Recreation”) comes from BermanBraun and UMS. It’s about a young doctor who spends as much time taking care of his parents as he does his patients. Goor, Berman and Braun exec produce.
“Love Lives” hails from Chernin Entertainment, 20th Century Fox TV and scribe Chris Sheridan. It’s a multi-cam comedy about two couples dealing with the challenges of love and infidelity.
As for “Chase,” NBC gave the Warner Bros. TV drama a back order in October, extending its total commitment to the Kelli Giddish starrer to 22 episodes — then reduced that commitment to 18 in December. So far, 13 have aired.
(Jon Weisman contributed to this report.)