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'About a Boy' Becomes the First NBC Comedy to Get a Second Season in Two Years

NBC renewed its new midseason sitcom About a Boy for a second season today, Deadline reports.This makes the show the first new NBC comedy to earn a second season renewal since Up All Night and Whitney in 2012. The renewal comes as no surprise because the About a Boy has consistently earned strong ratings since its February premiere, partially thanks to a cushy timeslot after The Voice. Created by Jason Katims (Parenthood), About a Boy is based on the Nick Hornby novel and Hugh Grant movie of the same name, and it stars David Walton, Benjamin Stockham, Al Madrigal, and Minnie Driver.

About a Boy is the second comedy [...]

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 [...]