NBC has bought a drama from Switched At Birth executive producer Becky Hartman Edwards, Sony TV and Will Gluck’s studio-based TV production company Olive Bridge Entertainment. The untitled project is described as a character-driven soap set in a small isolated Colorado town where the residents slowly discover that their lives are being manipulated by forces beyond their control. Edwards is writing and is executive producing with Gluck, while Richard Schwartz is co-exec producing. This marks UTA-repped Edwards’ return to NBC where she did a stint as a co-executive producer on Parenthood. This is the second project at NBC for Sony and Olive Bridge this season after landing a 22-episode commitment for a comedy starring Michael J. Fox.
On the comedy side, NBC is hammering outg a deal for a put pilot commitment to a single-camera project written by Emmy-winning 30 Rock co-executive producer Matt Hubbard. Community co-star Donald Glover is attached to star in the Uni TV-produced project, first reported by TV Guide, which is loosely based on his life. For Glover, who worked with Hubbard in his pre-Community gig as a writer on 30 Rock, the new project is in second position to Community, which is coming back with a 13-episode order on a new night, Friday. Hubbard exec produces with Uni TV-based Peter Traugott and Rachel Kaplan. Glover is with CAA and attorney Lev Ginsburg.