NBC Picks Up Comedy Pilot from Old Christine Creator
NBC has picked up a comedy pilot from The New Adventures of Old Christine creator Kari Lizer, the network announced Friday.
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The untitled workplace comedy will center on a relationship-challenged woman who guides people through unexpected career transitions and downsizings with the help of her co-workers.
Lizar's Old Christine wrapped its five-year run on CBS last May.
The network also picked up two drama pilots. Prime Suspect is an adaptation of the British miniseries in which a female detective has to make her bones in a tough New York precinct dominated by men. Sarah Aubrey and Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights) will executive produce alongside Alexandra Cunningham.
The Crossing, written by St. Elsewhere co-creator Josh Brand, takes place in the aftermath of the Civil War and centers on a soldier who crosses the country and settles into a complicated town where he is welcomed as its savior — whether he likes it or not.