Launching a primetime soap was one of NBC’s priorities for this development season, with a number of scripts ordered. Now Miranda’s Rights has become the first such project to get a pilot pickup. The network also has given a pilot green light to Midnight, Texas, looking to expand the genre universe of veteran Grimm with a supernatural drama based on bestselling trilogy from author Charlaine Harris, who also wrote Sookie Stackhouse series that was the basis for HBO’s vampire drama True Blood. Both projects come from NBC sibling Universal Television.

Image (2) klovejoy__130919163623-275x257.png for post 590807Written/co-executive produced by Katie Lovejoy and executive produced by John Glenn, Miranda’s Rights is  a one-hour legal soap about an idealistic group of lawyers who not only work together but live together at their start-up firm.

Charlaine Harris Midnight TexasWritten/executive produced by Monica Owusu-Breen and executive produced by David Janollari, Midnight, Texas is described as Twin Peaks meets True Blood in Midnight, Texas, a remote town where your neighbor could be a vampire, a witch, a werewolf, or even an angel. Mystery, horror and romance combine to both enthrall and frighten any outsiders who decide to venture into this unusual place.

NBC also has time-travel drama pilot Time, from Shawn Ryan and Erik Kripke, as well as Dan Fogelman’s ensemble dramedy pilot and straight-to-series Taken.