Meg Ryan To EP & Potentially Star In NBC Suburban Mystery Comedy In the Works From Lorne Michaels’ Broadway Video

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NBC has put in development The Obsolescents, a single-camera comedy from writer Andrew Gottlieb (The Dangerous Book for Boys), Meg Ryan, Lorne Michaels’ Broadway Video and Universal TV where the company has a deal. Ryan is executive producing the project and will potentially star.

Written by Gottlieb, The Obsolescents takes place in a New Jersey suburb where the facade of peace and civility is disrupted by the shocking death of a long-time Township Council member.


Gottlieb and Ryan executive produce alongside Broadway Video’s Michaels and Andrew Singer. Ryan recently had a comedy starring vehicle, which came close to a series order at Epix. Except for occasional guest appearances — most notably on Web Therapy — she has not been a series regular since the short-lived 1985 ABC Western Wildside. Ryan is repped by Gersh and Anonymous Content.

Broadway Video, which is behind NBC’s Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and Late Night with Seth Myers, has a big comedy project at NBC, Saving Larry, toplined by Saturday Night Live veteran Kenan Thompson, which has a production commitment. Broadway Video is repped by CAA.

Gottlieb recently served as co-executive producer on Amazon’s The Dangerous Book for Boys. His series credits also include Fuller House and Us & Them. He’s repped by CAA and aattorney Michael Castrillo.

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