NBC Series Orders: Dermot Mulroney's 'Crisis,' 'Believe,' 'About a Boy'

Lesley Goldberg
NBC Series Orders: Dermot Mulroney's 'Crisis,' 'Believe,' 'About a Boy'

NBC is firming up its programming lineup for the 2013-14 television season, picking up a number of comedies and dramas as it looks to continue rebuilding under entertainment president Bob Greenblatt.

After rolling out drama Revolution to become the No. 1 new series of the 2012-13 season, NBC is looking to established creators and concepts both out of the box and traditional in its bid to build on the success of the J.J. Abrams-produced sci-fi series and the previously ordered Michael J. Fox comedy

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Here's a look at what's joining the previously renewed Grimm, Law & Order: SVU, Parenthood, Chicago Fire and Revolution next season:

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Crisis* (previously untitled Rand Ravich)
Logline: When Washington's most powerful players are pulled into an international conspiracy, an unlikely puppeteer will bring everyone from CEOs to The President of the United States to their knees by threatening the things they hold most dear. 
Cast: Dermot Mulroney, Max MartiniGillian Anderson, Rachael Taylor, Stevie Lynn Jones, Halston Sage (How to Rock), Lance Gross (House of Payne), Joshua Erenberg, Max Schneider, Michael Beach, James Lafferty, Max Martini
Team: W/EP: Rand Ravich (Life); EP Far Shariat
Studio: 20th Television


Logline: An unlikely relationship develops between a young girl named Bo (Johnny Sequoyah) with a gift and a man named Tate (Jake McLaughlin) sprung from prison who has been tasked with protecting her from the evil elements that hunt her power.
Cast: Jake McLaughlin (Savages), Kyle MacLachlan, Delroy Lindo (The Chicago Code),Sienna Guillory (Resident Evil), Jamie Chung (Once Upon a Time), Johnny Sequoyah, Arian Moayed
Team: W/EP Alfonso Cuaron (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban), Mark Friedman (The Forgotten); EP J. J. Abrams, Bryan Burk
Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Bad Robot


About a Boy

Logline: An adaptation of Nick Hornby's novel and the 2002 Hugh Grant feature film, it follows the relationship between a bachelor man-child (Bent's David Walton) and the young boy (1600 Penn's Benjamin Stockham) who moves in next door with his crazy, single mother (Minnie Driver).
Cast: David WaltonMinnie DriverBenjamin Stockham (2nd position to NBC's 1600 Penn), Anjelah N. Johnson, Leslie Bibb (guest star), Al Madrigal
Team: W/EP Jason Katims (Parenthood), EP Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Jane Rosenthal, Robert DeNiro; D Jon Favreau
Studio: Universal Television, True Jack Productions, Working Title Productions, Tribeca Productions
Format: Single-camera