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NBC Orders Buddy Comedy Pilot from Chernin Entertainment

NBC has ordered a buddy comedy pilot for “Me & Mean Margaret,” Variety has learned.

The potential series is described as an unlikely buddy comedy that follows a fiercely candid and often offensive legendary actress and the ambitious 27-year-old lawyer forced to babysit her.

Written by Adam Barr (“Will & Grace,” “The New Adventures of Old Christine”), the multi-cam comedy hails from Universal Television and Chernin Entertainment.

Barr will serve as an exec producer with Peter Chernin. The pilot order marks a reunion for Barr and NBC, as he worked on not only “Will & Grace,” but also most recently “Growing Up Fisher” and “The New Normal.”

Also on Tuesday, NBC ordered three more comedy pilots.

For detailed information on all of this year’s pilots, see Variety’s Pilot Scorecard.

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