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NBC lands Jack Black's 'Experiment' pilot

NBC has picked up a comedy pilot from actor-comedian Jack Black.

The network has made a pilot order-with-penalty deal for a new project based on A.J. Jacobs' non-fiction book "The Guinea Pig Diaries: My Life as an Experiment."

The show is about a man fixated on self improvement who takes on difficult experiments and lifestyles, all of which makes things tough on his family.

The husband-and-wife team of Josh Goldsmith and Cathy Yuspa ("Til Death") will serve as writers.

Jack Black's production company will produce along with Reveille and Sony TV.  Executive producers: Yuspa and Goldsmith, Howard T. Owens and Carolyn Bernstein,  Black, Ben Cooley, Priyanka Mattoo.