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NBC orders pilot for legal drama

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NBC has greenlit a pilot for Rex Is Not Your Lawyer, a, yes, lawyer show about an attorney “who suffers panic attacks and takes up coaching clients to represent themselves in court,” according to the Hollywood Reporter. Rex has been kicking around NBC since 2007, when writers Andrew Leeds and David Lampson — who won Bravo’s Situation: Comedy contest show in 2005 — initially pitched it. The network passed then, but executive producers Gail Berman and Lloyd Braun brought the script to the network’s new leadership more recently, and “this time, the response was positive.”