5:15pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
NBC Adds Buddy Comedy Produced by Joe and Anthony Russo
NBC added another comedy pilot to its ranks Tuesday, ordering a buddy comedy from three producers behind its short-lived comedy Animal Practice.
The untitled Aseem Batra (The Cleveland Show, Scrubs) entry is described as a politically incorrect comedy centered on best friends Dale and Georgie, whose relationship is upended when he starts dating the "perfect" woman.
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Batra will pen the script for the Universal Television multicamera comedy alongside brothers Joe and Anthony Russo (Captain America). The trio previously teamed on NBC's short-lived comedy Animal Practice and, two years ago, developed a semi-autobiographical comedy based on Batra's childhood that did not move forward.
This marks NBC's 13th comedy pilot order of the season, off five from a year ago.