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OCT
13
3 YEARS

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.

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Ryan Murphy and Allison Adler

NBC is going into business with Glee co-creator Ryan Murphy.

After a multiple network bidding war, NBC has given a put pilot commitment to a comedy project from Murphy and new Glee co-executive producer Allison Adler, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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