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NBC greenlights 'The Cape,' 'Outsourced' pilots

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Pilot season continues with pickups at NBC for The Cape, a lighthearted superhero drama from Empire creator Tom Wheeler, and the comedy Outsourced, based on an indie movie of the same name. According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Cape is set in a fictionalized Los Angeles, where a former cop trying to clear his name and reunite with his son becomes “the Cape,” a masked hero. Outsourced, which NBC has tried developing before, finds a demoted manager of a novelties company sent to India, where he oversees a group of customer service reps. Ken Kwapis, who often directs episodes of The Office, including the one that sold that show to NBC, will helm the pilot.

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