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NBC Buys 'Apocalipstick' Comedy, 'Masters and Apprentice' Drama from BermanBraun (Exclusive)

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Gail Berman and Lloyd Braun

The net scores a drama about rookie FBI agent who enlists the aid of a mysterious former operative and a comedy about a woman's father who ends up dating her high school nemesis.

NBC scoops up two more projects from former network honchos Gail Berman and Lloyd Braun.

The network has ordered scripts for drama Masters and Apprentice and comedy Apocalipstick.

The former, from the pair's BermanBraun and Universal Television, centers on a rookie FBI agent who enlists the aid of a legendary but mysterious former operative to help him infiltrate the shadowy group responsible for his parents' death.

The project will be written and executive produced by Criminal Minds scribes Dan Dworkin and Jay Beattie, with Gene Stein (Alphas, The Cape) serving as an executive producer. Berman and Braun are both attached as non-writing EPs. 

The latter is a comedy, also from BermanBraun and Universal Television, about a woman's father who ends up dating her high school nemesis. The project will be written and executive produced by Julie Klausner (Ugly Americans, Best Week Ever), with Stein, Berman and Braun on board as executive producers. Karen Spiegel will serve as a co-executive producer.

Dworkin and Beattle, whose other writing credits include The Event and Mercy, are repped by ICM; Klausner is repped by WME.