NBC Nabs Pilots from Mindy Kaling, Tina Fey, and More


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The peacock network has picked up three new pilots from big-name talent — one from and , another from and , and a final one from and . These pilots join a slew of other projects currently on the NBC slate.

Kaling and Grandy’s untitled single-camera comedy follows a pair of brothers, Vince, a gym owner with no ambition, and Michael, a “gorgeous idiot.” Their lives are upended with Priya (played by Kaling in a recurring role), Vince’s old fling, drops off Vince’s teenage son at their doorstep.

The two creators worked together on The Office and The Mindy Project (currently on ) and will write and co-executive produce this pilot. This is Kaling’s first project under her new deal with Universal .

Next is from writer Luke Del Tredici, with Fey, Carlock, and David Miner executive producing. The project follows the Sackett family who’s reunited when two estranged sister perform a public act of heroism.

Finally, Sztykiel and Lawrence collaborated with Jeff Ingold on , a comedy about a working-class genius struggling to fit in with his team as they work on building a rocket to Mars.

These projects join several others including a series based on the life of Fresh Off the Boat showrunner Nahnatchka Khan; the What About Bob? female-led remake What About Barb?, greenlit the other day; and a comedy from Seth Meyers.

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