NBC Lands Comedy from 'Glee's' Ryan Murphy, Ali Adler
NBC gives a pilot order to the half-hour comedy from the "Glee" co-creator.
NBC is going into business with Glee co-creator Ryan Murphy.
Details of the single-camera project, from 20th Television where Murphy has an overall deal, are being kept under wraps. Murphy and Adler will write with Dante Di Loreto serving as a nonwriting executive producer. Di Loreto also produces Murphy's American Horror Story as well as Glee.
If ultimately ordered to series, it would mark Murphy’s first half-hour comedy and – should FX pick up American Horror Story -- mark his fourth project on the air joining Glee and Oxygen's The Glee Project, which he judges and executive produces.
Adler, who was among the six writers brought in to the Glee writers’ room in June, is a co-producer on the musical dramedy whose credits include Chuck, No Ordinary Family and Family Guy.
The pickup comes a week after Murphy and Glee co-creator Brad Falchuk’s second series on the air, American Horror Story, debuted as the No. 1-ranked program on basic cable during its Oct. 5 premiere on FX.
The project marks Murphy’s entry into the half-hour format; his credits also include dramedy Popular and the FX drama Nip/Tuck.
Murphy is repped by CAA; Adler is with WME.
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