NBC has given series orders to DC Comics drama Constantine, Debra Messing cop dramedy The Mysteries of Laura, rom-com A to Z, NASA comedy Mission Control, Kate Walsh's Bad Judge and midseason entry One Big Happy, TVGuide.com has learned.
Based on the popular comic book series Hellblazer, Constantine stars Matt Ryan as the titular demon hunter and master of the occult. He struggles with his faith as he is haunted by the sins of his past, but he is suddenly thrust into the role of defending humanity from the gathering forces of darkness. Batman Begins' David Goyer will executive-produce the drama with writer Daniel Cerone (Dexter). Harold Perrineau, Lucy Griffiths and Charles Halford also star.
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Based on a Spanish series, The Mysteries of Laura stars Messing as a quirky female homicide detective who juggles high-stakes crime with her ex-husband (Josh Lucas) and a devilish set of twin boys. The Tomorrow People's Jeff Rake will write and executive-produce with Arrow's Greg Berlanti and Aaron Kaplan. Laz Alonso and Janina Gavankar will also star in the project, which landed on TVGuide.com's most promising pilots list.
How I Met Your Mother's Cristin Milioti and Mad Men's Ben Feldman star in the whimsical romantic comedy A to Z, which is set at an online dating company that details the "A to Z's" of a relationship, from the first meet-cute to the breakup. Parks and Recreation's Rashida Jones will executive-produce with Will McCormack and Ben Queen, who will also write. Henry Zebrowski, Christina Kirk and Leonora Crichlow will also star.
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Mission Control is a 1960s-set workplace ensemble in the tone of Anchorman that examines what happens when a strong woman (Krysten Ritter) butts heads with a macho astronaut (Tommy Dewey) in the race to land on the moon. How to Be a Gentleman's David Hornsby will write and executive-produce with Will Ferrell and Adam McKay. Malcolm Barrett, Julie Meyer and Jonathan Slavin will also star.
Bad Judge stars Walsh as a sexually unapologetic woman who also happens to be a judge in the criminal court system. The Incredible Burt Wonderstone's Chad Kultgen will write and executive-produce with Walsh, Will Ferrell, Anne Heche, Adam McKay and Jill Messick. John Ducey, Mather Zickel, Theodore Barnes and Tone Bell will also star.
In One Big Happy, a gay woman (Elisha Cuthbert) and her straight best friend (Nick Zano) decide to have a baby together. However, things get complicated when one of them finds the love of their life. Ellen DeGeneres and comedian Liz Feldman will executive-produce. Kelly Brook, Chris Williams, Brandon Smith and Rebecca Corry will also star in the comedy, which is set for midseason.
Constantine, The Mysteries of Laura, A to Z, Mission Control, Bad Judge and One Big Happy join the previously ordered Casey Wilson-Ken Marino comedy Marry Me, spy drama Allegiance, Katherine Heigl drama State of Affairs and Traffic-esque drama Odyssey.
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