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NBC picks up comedy pilot

'The Strip' is from 'Reno 911's' co-creators/stars

The pilot pickup season kicked into high gear Tuesday.

Capping a steady steam of orders throughout the day, NBC picked up multicamera comedy "The Strip," from "Reno 911" co-creators/stars Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant.

The project, from UMS, centers on a former child star (Lennon) who now owns a Hooters-type restaurant in a strip mall on the outskirts of Vegas. Garant is set to play a supporting role in the pilot he and Lennon co-wrote together.

The premise of the show, produced by UMS, had been kept under wraps since it was set up at NBC in October with a sizable commitment.

Lennon and Garant are executive producing with Peter Principato and Paul Young.