Roseanne Barr, Scott Silveri
Hot on the heels of picking up drama projects from Jason Katims and Dick Wolf, NBC has green-lit eight new comedy pilots.
Downwardly Mobile, written and executive-produced by Roseanne Barr, will bring the Roseanne star back to series television as the proprietor of a mobile home park and surrogate mother to all the characters who live there. John Argent and Eric Gilliland are also attached as executive producers.
NBC late-night host Jimmy Fallon will executive-produce an untitled project following three thirtysomething guys who enjoy the adventures of parenting even though they haven't grown up themselves. Amy Ozols and Charlie Grandy will also executive-produce.
Pilot Season: NBC picks up projects from Jason Katims and Dick Wolf
Based on the UK format, Friday Night Dinner revolves around a quirky family that has dinner every Friday night. The Office's Greg Daniels will write and executive-produce alongside Howard Klein.
From Friends writer/producer Scott Silveri, Go On centers on an irreverent yet charming sportcaster who tries to move on from a loss by finding solace in mandatory group therapy.
Also hailing from the Friends family, Daddy's Girl will be written and executive-produced by Dana Klein. The pilot follows a young woman who returns home from overseas to find out that her father is dating the mean girl from her high school.
Animal Kingdom, executive-produced by Hangover Part II writer Scot Armstrong, is an office-based comedy featuring a House-like veterinarian who loves the animals but hates their owners. Brian Gatewood and Alex Tanaka will write and executive-produce the pilot alongside Ravi Nandan.
Next Caller Please, from Weeds' producer Stephen Falk, is a gender comedy focusing on a brash, alpha male DJ and his new plucky, feminist co-host.
The Untitled Hilary Winston project, executive-produced by Winston and Jamie Tarses, will follow a shy, focused woman who was just dumped by her fiancé. Her co-workers will not only help her come out of her shell, but also to plot her revenge.
NBC previously ordered pilots for the dramas projects Beautiful People, Frontier, Midnight Sun and Do No Harm, along with Katims' County and Wolf's Chicago Fire.