Pilot Scoop: NBC Orders New Comedies From Will Ferrell, Office's Greg Daniels and More!

Michael Ausiello
January 18, 2013

NBC is staying in business with Office boss Greg Daniels, ordering an untitled half-hour comedy pilot from the writer-producer.

It was one of three projects the Peacock network extended pilot orders to on Friday.

The untitled Daniels comedy, penned by Office scribe Robert Padnick, centers on a group of friends in their 20s navigating the trials and tribulations of dating. The pilot focuses on bright eyed and vulnerable Matthew being pushed by his three best friends to get back on the dating horse.

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The other two half-hours are the Will Ferrell-Adam McKay-produced Assistance, a fast-moving comedy centered on an idealistic “working girl” assistant who is pulled between her colleague/work husband and her real life fiance, and Donor Party,  a New Normal-esque ensemble comedy about an irresponsible man forced to grow up when he discovers he has children resulting from his days as a sperm donor. Actor-writer Alex Schemmer (Community) penned the script with Geyer Kosinski (Magic City) on board as an exec producer.

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Also in NBC’s Fall 2013 pipeline: Potential new comedies starring Jessica Simpson and Andy Samberg.


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