UPDATE 3:20 PM: The Matthew Broderick starrer Beach Lane pilot is now dead.
PREVIOUS 3 PM: NBC picked up romantic comedy Perfect Couples to series. It hails from UMS and writers Jon Pollack and Scott Silveri. Andy Ackerman directed the pilot. The pilot started making firm offers to writers yesterday. “Jon and Scott are hugely talented writer-producers and they’ve really delivered with Perfect Couples,” NBC’s scripted chief Angela Bromstad said. Perfect Couples chronicles the relationships of three couples. It stars Kyle Howard, Christine Woods, Dave Walton, Mary Elizabeth Ellis, Hayes MacArthur and Olivia Munn. Perfect Couples joins recently picked up new NBC series Chase, Undercovers, The Event, Love Bites, and Outsourced. With two new comedy series, Outsourced, and Perfect Couples, already ordered, NBC, which has renewed its entire two-hour Thursday comedy block, will certainly try to open a second block on Wednesday next season.