Following the news that NBC has ordered Mark-Paul Gosselaar comedy People Are Talking to series, the network has ordered two more comedy pilots, Crowded and Superstore.
America Ferrera and Ben Feldman star in workplace comedy Superstore about a unique family of employees at a super-sized megastore. From the bright-eyed newbies and the seen-it-all veterans to the clueless summer hires and in-it-for-life managers, together they hilariously tackle the day-to-day grind of rabid bargain hunters, riot-causing sales and nap-worthy training sessions.
Justin Spitzer will write and executive-produce with David Bernad and Ruben Fleischer, who also directed the pilot. The cast also includes Mark McKinney, Lauren Ash, Colton Dunn, Nichole Bloom and Nico Santos.
In Crowded, after 20 years of parenting, empty nesters Mike (Patrick Warburton) and Martina (Carrie Preston) are finally reclaiming their wild side. Yet when both of their two grown daughters unexpectedly move back in, and Mike’s parents scratch their plans to spend their golden years in Florida, their roost is full again.
Suzanne Martin will write and executive-produce with Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner. The cast also includes Stacy Keach, Carlease Burke, Mia Serafino and Miranda Cosgrove.
The comedies join NBC’s previous drama series orders Chicago Med, the Chicago Fire/P.D. spin-off, other medical drama Heartbreaker, starring The Slap’s Melissa George, and Blindspot, about a Jane Doe (Jaimie Alexander) who is discovered naked in Times Square, completely covered in mysterious, intricate tattoos with no memory of who she is or how she got there. See that picture here.
More to come: We’re in the thick of a frantic annual three-day period of TV broadcasters making big decisions, so expect more series orders today—and perhaps some verdicts on existing shows as well. Follow @jameshibberd and @natalieabrams for up-to-the-minute details.