NBC Orders an ‘About a Boy’ Pilot and a Jessica Simpson Sitcom Pilot

NBC has announced it’s ordering three new comedy pilots in the past week, and here they are:

  • About a Boy – a half-hour comedy based on Nick Hornby’s novel and the Hugh Grant film of the same name, developed by Jason Katims (Friday Night Lights, Parenthood).
  • Joe, Joe and Jane – a multi-cam comedy from Joe Port and Joe Wiseman (Perfect Couples, Just Shoot Me), about a childrens’ book author caught in a neverending tug-of-war between his wife and his co-author/best friend. Based off the character names in the title, this seems like it’s based off of Port and Wiseman’s own lives but with “childrens’ book author” in place of “sitcom writer.”
  • A pilot presentation (which is a short 7 to 10 minute pilot) for an untitled single camera sitcom based on Jessica Simpson’s life. Paul Blart writer Nick Bakay is creating the show. Simpson will play and new mom running a fashion empire, and she gave this confident statement to the press: “I often find myself thinking that no one could ever make up the things that actually happen in my life — so between the real-life elements and a great team of writers, I think we’ll have people laughing!” All you commenters agree with that, right?

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