Hollywood Comedy Snags NBC Pilot Pickup

NBC is ready to turn the tables on actors.

The network has greenlighted the comedy pilot Me & Mean Margaret, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The multicamera effort is described as an unlikely buddy comedy that follows a fiercely candid and often offensive legendary actress and the ambitious 27-year-old lawyer forced to babysit her.

Will & Grace alum Adam Barr will pen the script and executive produce the Universal Television project alongside Chernin Entertainment's Peter Chernin.

This marks NBC's 15th comedy pilot order of the season — up one from a year ago — as network topper Bob Greenblatt continues to put an emphasis on the genre. Of those, six are multicamera entries (off one from a year ago).

Keep up with all the latest pickups, castings and eventual series orders with THR's handy guide to pilot season.

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