A few years ago, NBC comedy was in a bad place. Though critically adored and beloved by many, flagship shows Parks & Rec and 30 Rock simply weren’t ratings juggernauts, so NBC had a choice to make: go broader with comedy development or continue to focus on smaller, quality projects. As with most things in television, the pursuit of money won out.
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O.C. and Hart of Dixie star Rachel Bilson is headed to Nashville alongside Empire actor Kaitlin Doubleday, meanwhile Kristin Chenoweth and Steve Zahn are set to topline network pilots.
Big Bang Theory prequel has found its leads to take on the roles of Sheldon Cooper and his mother, while Alice Eve has landed a the title role in CBS’s Hannah Royce’s Questionable Choices.
Frank Oz’s hit 1991 comedy What About Bob? is receiving the television treatment with NBC giving a pilot order to What About Barb? The series adaptation features female actors taking over the roles originally played by Bill Murray and Richard Dreyfus.