NBC has greenlighted two more comedy pilots, both from sibling Universal Media Studios. One hails from former Scrubs executive producer Tad Quill and one from former Saturday Night Live writer Emily Spivey, with SNL boss Lorne Michaels producing.
Bent, which Tad Quill wrote and is executive producing, is a single-camera romantic comedy about a recently divorced “type A” single mother who tries hard not to fall for the sexy “surfer-dude” contractor she hires to re-do her kitchen. The project stems from Quill’s two-year overall deal with UMS.
The untitled Emily Spivey project, which has received a cast-contingent order, is a co-production with Lorne Michaels’ Broadway Video. It is described as an irreverent look at parenthood through the POV of an acerbic working mother, who never thought she’d be a mom, along with her stay-at-home husband and opinionated parents. Spivey, who now works on Parks & Recreation, wrote the script and is exec producing with Michaels.