NBC orders new comedy from 'Cougar Town' creator Bill Lawrence
NBC continued its series orders today by placing an order from Undateable, a new comedy from Bill Lawrence (Cougar Town) that stars Chris D’Elia and comedian Brent Morin.
Here’s the official logline from the network: “When confident slacker Danny Beeman (D’Elia) takes Justin (Morin) on as a roommate, Danny unwittingly inherits Justin’s group of romantically challenged friends. Seeing himself as the ultimate player, Danny decides to teach the crew (who he dubs ‘The Undateables’) everything he knows about “the game of love.” For their first lesson, Danny takes the guys to an event hosted by his sister, Leslie (Bianca Kajlich), who is a single mom with dating difficulties of her own. At first, Danny’s advice seems to pay off big-time: The shy guy talks to a girl, the no-filter dude learns it’s never OK to ask a woman when she’s due, and his nebbish roommate, Justin, goes home with a mystery woman. It’s not until the next day that they figure out it was Leslie! Talk about a bunch who just can’t get lucky!”
On Thursday, NBC began making series orders in preparation for its fall presentation to advertisers Monday. Among the pickups: About A Boy, which is a comedy starring David Walton and Minnie Driver which centers on a bachelor whose primary goal in life is avoiding any kind of responsibility until he meets a geeky young boy; and Believe, a J.J. Abrams joint about an unlikely relationship develops between a young girl with a gift and a man sprung from prison who has been tasked with protecting her from the evil elements that hunt her power. Johnny Sequoyah, Jake McLaughlin, Delroy Lindo will star. Photos of the new shows here.