NBC Picks Up Comedy ‘People Are Talking’
NBC kicked off its comedy series pickups with a nod to one of the front-runners, multi-camera People Are Talking, from writer DJ Nash, producer Will Packer, director Pam Fryman and Universal TV.
The network seems to be focusing on multi-camera shows first, with the Suzanne Martin project also rumored to be getting an order soon. NBC’s strongest renewal possibility on the comedy side also is multi-camera, sophomore Undateable.
People Are Talking is described as an unabashed comedy about two diverse couples who are neighbors and best friends. As they go through life side-by-side, they can’t help but analyze and obsess about everything. From topics such as sex and race to the fact that the trusted new baby-sitter might just be a porn star, nothing is out of bounds for this wildly outspoken foursome. The cast includes Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Meaghan Rath, Tone Bell and Bresha Webb.
Nash wrote the script and executive produces with Packer and Fryman (pilot) for Universal Television and Will Packer Productions.
This marks the first series order for feature producer Packer, who made a push in TV this season with a deal at Uni TV. He has another comedy pilot, Uncle Buck, in contention at ABC.
People Are Talking joins single-camera comedy Telenovela, which has a straight-to-series order for next season. The network also has recently ordered dramas Blindspot, Heartbreaker and Chicago Med as well as straight-to-series Shades of Blue.