NBC commits to BermanBraun projects


Gail Berman and Lloyd Braun's BermanBraun has landed two script commitments at NBC, one for a drama from "Prime Suspect" creator Lynda La Plante and one for a comedy from Jane Bussmann ("South Park").

Both projects, to be produced by Universal Media Studios, stem from BermanBraun's first-look deal with NBC Universal Television.

La Plante will pen "Mafia Wives," which revolves around mob wives who take over the business. The untitled Bussmann project centers on a has-been hairdresser who raises his kids.