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Kate Walsh to Star in NBC Pilot 'Bad Judge' from Producers Will Ferrell and Adam McKay

NBC has given an early pilot order to Bad Judge, and Private Practice's Kate Walsh has been cast in the lead role, THR reports. The project, originally announced in November, is produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay via their company Gary Sanchez and it follows a hard living judge whose rowdy personal life is at odds with her career as a judge in the San Bernardino Criminal Court system. Walsh will executive produce alongside Ferrell, McKay, and Anne Heche, who originally came up with the idea. Chad Kultgen, who wrote an early draft of The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, will write the pilot script. Kate Walsh and [...]

Will Ferrell and Adam McKay Are Making an NBC Show with Anne Heche

Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's company Gary Sanchez is working with Anne Heche to develop a new NBC pilot called Bad Judge, Deadline reports. The show is based on an idea by Heche (who's also producing) and written by Chad Kultgen (one of the writers on the upcoming Steve Carell vehicle The Incredible Burt Wonderstone). It follows a hard-living criminal judge whose freewheelin' ways are constantly putting her professional life in danger. This is Heche's second collaboration with Ferrell/McKay after playing an uncredited role as an evil CEO in their movie The Other Guys. Ferrell and McKay last worked with NBC years ago with their career-making jobs on [...]

'Save Me' Was a Show. It Ended Last Night. It Was On For Four Weeks. You Missed It.

The story of Save Me is incredibly depressing, but not unprecedented. The Anne Heche comedy was in the works since 2010 as a potential property of Showtime. Both the show and executive Bob Greenblatt moved to NBC when Greenblatt became NBC's entertainment chairman. In 2012, it was the second new show greenlit after Go On. Then it was announced that it wouldn't be on the fall schedule, but it would show up midseason. Then they hired former Friends producer Alexa Junge to executive producer and run the show. Then they re-shot the pilot. Then Alexa Junge left the show. Then Darlene Hunt from The Big C took her place. [...]

NBC Officially Orders Up Comedies 'Save Me' and 'New Normal' to Series

NBC is starting to fill out its fall schedule, having already ordered Matthew Perry's Go On to series and now doing the same with Anne Heche's Save Me and Ryan Murphy's The New Normal. Here's the synopsis of Save Me, which received a 13-episode order: "Heche stars as a woman in a broken marriage who transforms into a version of herself and creates miracles along the way." The New Normal "centers on a blended family made up of a gay couple (Book of Mormon‘s Andrew Rannells and The Hangover‘s Justin Bartha) and the surrogate helping them have a baby of their own."

What's not clear is [...]

NBC to Burn Off Anne Heche's 'Save Me' This Summer

NBC announced its summer schedule this week, revealing that they'll be burning off its only remaining new comedy, Save Me, during the summer. Starring Anne Heche as a woman who believes God is speaking to her after she nearly chokes to death on a sandwich, Save Me looked to be one of the better comedies from NBC's 2012-13 lineup (albeit a lineup that also included 1600 Penn and Animal Practice) when the network announced its schedule last May. It's a shame that the network is just unceremoniously burning it off this summer without even giving it a chance during the traditional broadcast season, meaning that NBC probably isn't even considering the [...]

Trade Roundup: Steve Martin, Friday Night Dinner, Save Me, Michael Patrick Jann

Steve Martin's second book is being made into a movie starring Amy Adams. Object of Beauty is about an entrepreneur who "flies from New York to Russia to Washington D.C. to scout and buy art, steals a cherished family painting, and sleeps with and disposes of several men, including one who becomes a famous artist." Ooh la la, sounds stylish. No Muppets in this one.

Allison Janney and Tony Shalhoub have joined Greg Daniels' remake of the British Friday Night Dinner. Presumably they will play C.J. Cregg and Adrian Monk, who have married in the years since their respective shows have ended and share a very tidy [...]