NBC sets sights on 'Mistakes'

Network developing series based on McElhatton's novel

NBC is developing an hourlong drama based on the "do-over" novel "Pretty Little Mistakes," with "Friday Night Lights" showrunner Jason Katims supervising the project from the writing team of Bruce Marshall Romans and Kiersten Van Horne.

"Mistakes," from Universal Media Studios, is based on the novel by Heather McElhatton that lets readers decide which path the female protagonist will take at the end of each chapter. It starts out with a high school graduation, after which the reader makes one of two possible choices -- college or travel -- ultimately leading to 150 possible endings.

The project, which has received a script commitment from NBC, will reflect the readers'-choice sensilbity of the book, but producers are still in the formative stages of working out the logistics.

Katims is attached as an executive producer and will supervise development of the script. Fuse Entertainment's Mikkel Bondensen and Kristen Campo (USA's "Burn Notice") are attached as executive producer and producer, respectively.

Fox previously tried its hand at a scripted viewers'-choice project in 2001 with "Nathan's Choice," a comedy from Chuck Lorre that would have featured viewers voting online or by phone from one of two choices the protagonist would face in each episode. "Choice" got only as far as the pilot stage.

Roman and Van Horne, who previously created and penned the pilot scripts "The Track" for FX and "Pushed" for Fox, are repped by APA and New Wave Entertainment. Katims is repped by CAA. McElhatton is with APA. Fuse, which also has a first-look deal at Fox TV Studios, is repped by Endeavor.
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