By Jennifer Armstrong
August 18, 2009 at 07:09 PM EDT

Former Will & Grace executive producer Gary Janetti is returning to familiar territory, working on a sitcom about gay-straight friendship for NBC — but this time, the friends are both men. And while the concept sounds similar to a failed 2007 pilot from Will & Grace creators David Kohan and Max Mutchnick — which was loosely based on their own relationship — NBC says Janetti’s project is an entirely separate new series.