NBC has picked up comedy pilots Bad Judge, Mission Control and One Big Happy to series.
Penned by Chad Kultgen, Bad Judge follows a hard-living, sexually unapologetic woman who plays with the law and whose life on the edge is constantly in balance because she also happens to be a judge in the criminal court system. The comedy is produced by Universal Television and stars Kate Walsh, John Ducey, Mather Zickel, Arden Myrin, Tone Bell, Theodore Barnes and Miguel Sandoval. The executive producers are Kate Walsh, Chad Kultgen, Anne Heche, Jill Messick, Will Ferrell and Adam McKay.
Mission Control is an ensemble comedy set in the 1960s which examines what happens when a strong woman butts heads with a macho astronaut in the race to land on the moon. The half-hour effort is written by David Hornsby and stars Krysten Ritter, Tommy Dewey, Michael Rosenbaum, Malcolm Barrett, Jonathan Slavin and Julie Meyer. Universal Television is producing with Hornsby, Will Ferrell, Malcolm Barrett, Adam McKay and Jonathan Slavin serving as executive producers.
One Big Happy, from Liz Feldman and Ellen DeGeneres, follows two best friends, one gay and one straight, who plan to have a bay together. Things get complicated when the male friend finds the love of his life. The comedy is produced by Warner Bros. Television and stars Nick Zano, Elisha Cuthbert, Rebecca Corry, Kelly Brook and Chris Williams. The executive producers are Feldman, DeGeneres and Jeff Kleeman.
These are the latest pilots to get the greenlight to series at NBC, joining the previously picked up Allegiance, Constantine, Marry Me, A To Z, Odyssey, State Of Affairs and The Mysteries of Laura.