UPDATE: NBC has ordered a pair of Gary Sanchez Productions comedy pilots — the Kate Walsh-starring Bad Judge and the Krysten Ritter-starrer Mission Control — and with a third series order is back in the multi-camera game adding One Big Happy for midseason. I hear Mission Control and One Big Happy orders were for six episodes eyed for midseason. I also hear this will wrap the network’s pickups for the day.
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NBC has been high on the gay-straight relationship sitcom One Big Happy produced by Ellen DeGeneres and starring Elisha Cuthbert and Nick Zano, though there had been questions whether the single-camera-heavy NBC would be open to dabble back into multi-camera sitcoms. (Besides One Big Happy, NBC brass also liked the Jerrod Carmichael multi-camera presentation, though it has not been picked up) Written by Liz Feldman, One Big Happy from Warner Bros TV and DeGeneres’ A Very Good Prods centers on best friends Lizzy (who is gay) and Luke (who is straight) who have been like family since they were kids. The best friends decide to have a baby together, but things get complicated when the man finds the love of his life (Kelly Brook) and a different kind of family is born. Brandon Smith, Rebecca Corry and Chris Williams co-star. Feldman and director Scott Ellis serve as executive producers with DeGeneres and Jeff Kleeman.
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