Comedy From Jason Bateman, David Janollari Nabs Pilot Order at NBC

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NBC is doubling down on Jason Bateman.

A month before the network will premiere the Bateman-produced comedy Growing Up Fisher, NBC has handed out a pilot order to Two to Go.

The single-camera ensemble comedy, which hails from exec producers Bateman, David Janollari and Jim Garavente, centers on longtime best friends Kurt and Laura as they grapple with the challenges of modern-day dating while their group of friends try and prove that they are destined to be together.

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The comedy, written on spec by Bryan Shukoff and Kevin Chesley (The Hard Times of RJ Berger), hails from Bateman's Universal Television-based Aggregate Films banner. Shukoff and Chesley will serve as co-exec producers.

This marks the second pilot order for former MTV programming chief Janollari so far this season under his rich three-year overall deal with NBC. Janollari also is teaming with Deception's Liz Heldens for NBC's Salvation, a drama set up at NBC.

This marks NBC's 14th comedy pilot order of the season. The network also has three straight-to-series half-hours planned for next season: an untitled entry starring Ellie Kemper from EP Tina Fey; Craig Robinson's comedy Mr. Robinson; and Working the Engels.

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