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NBC develops futuristic drama about mechanical people

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The Stepford Wives meets … Westworld? NBC is developing a new drama called Beautiful People, a drama from Michael McDonald (Mad TV) in which families of mechanical human beings exist to service the human population — that is, until “some of the mechanicals begin to awaken.”

The network ordered the pilot from Universal TV ABC Studios. The drama was reportedly developed for ABC a few years back but the alphabet passed on it. 

McDonald has also served as a director on ABC’s Cougar Town.