11:01am PT by Lesley Goldberg
Jenna Bans Family Drama Scores NBC Pilot Pickup
Days after ABC officially kicked off its pilot season, NBC is following suit.
The network on Thursday handed out a pilot pickup to a drama from The Family grad Jenna Bans.
Good Girls explores what happens when three "good girl" suburban wives and mothers suddenly find themselves in desperate circumstances: They decide to stop playing it safe and risk everything to take their power back.
The drama, produced in-house from Universal Television, where Bans recently signed a big overall deal, will be written and produced by the Shondaland alum. Good Girls — not to be confused with Amazon's recently canceled Good Girls Revolt — scored a hefty pilot production commitment from the network during development season.
NBC has placed a premium on content produced in-house at Universal Television as the broadcast networks continue to vertically align with their corporate sibling studios. NBC lagged in this department last pilot season, with the studio down five series pickups year-over-year. That ultimately led to the dismissal of Universal Television topper Bela Bajaria, who has moved to Netflix.
This becomes NBC's second pilot order for the 2017-18 broadcast season. The network previously handed out a pilot production commitment to Seann William Scott comedy The Baby, exec produced by Amy Poehler and stemming from the Parks and Recreation grad's overall deal with Universal Television.