With the new year, Networks are beginning to plan for the next television season. Today, NBC announced they would be adding to their scripted programming by ordering three new series from Universal Television.
The first is the single camera comedy, American Auto, from the creator of Superstore, Justin Spitzer. Spitzer will serve as writer as well as executive producer with Aaron Kaplan and Dana Honor. The story revolves around the headquarters of a major American automotive company in Detroit “where a floundering group of executives attempt to rediscover the company identity amidst a rapidly changing industry”. The cast will include Ana Gasteyer, Jon Barinholtz, Harriet Dyer, Humphrey Ker, Michael B. Washington, Tye White and X Mayo.
Grand Crew is a comedy from Brooklyn Nine-Nine writer, Phil Augusta Jackson that follows a group of black friends as “they unpack the ups and downs of life and love at a wine bar”. Echo Kellum, Justin Cunningham, Carl Tart, Aaron Jennings and Nicole Byer are set to star and Dan Goor, also of B99, will executive produce with Jackson.
The last show is a drama entitled, La Brea. A large mysterious sinkhole opens in Los Angeles separating members of a family. Part of the family soon find themselves transported to a primeval world in the company of a disparate group of strangers. They must all work together to survive and unlock the mystery of where they are and find a way to return home. The series comes from writer/executive producer, David Applebaum, and will star Natalie Zea, Zyra Gorecki and Chiké Okonkwo with more cast members to be announced shortly.
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