EntertainmentPaul Feig Musical Among Pair of NBC Drama Pilot Orders

08:55  12 january  2019
08:55  12 january  2019 Source:   hollywoodreporter.com

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Parasailers recount dramatic rescue of pilot after fighter jet crashes A group of parasailers in a nearby boat witnessed the chaos unfold and immediately took action . "We heard this loud boom and then we saw the pilot eject from the plane and then we see his parachute come out and then the plane went straight into the water," said one witness. © Credit: CBSNews nfa-duthiers-hawaii-plane-crash-frame-91.jpg Mack Ladner, a parasail instructor inside the boat, jumped into the water to rescue the injured pilot and untangle his parachute. "It was kind of a lot of adrenaline, I didn't, I've never seen anything like that," Ladner said.

NBC has greenlighted two more hourlong pilots , Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist and Emergence, both from outside studios. Musical dramedy Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist hails from Jake in Progress creator Austin Winsberg, Eric and Kim Tannenbaum, Universal Music Group and Lionsgate TV; mystery dr

NBC has ordered pilots for dramas "Emergence" and "Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist." Austin Winsberg is writer and exec producer. Paul Feig (pictured) will direct the pilot and serve as exec The project is described as an innovative musical dramedy about a whip-smart but socially awkward girl in

NBC is looking to Paul Feig for its next broad-skewing hit.

The network on Friday handed out pilot orders to Feig-produced musical Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist and a genre thriller from Agent Carter duo Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters.

Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist is described as an innovative musical dramedy about a whip-smart but socially awkward girl in her late 20s who is suddenly able to hear the innermost thoughts of people around her as songs and even big musical numbers that they perform just for her. With this new ability at her disposal, she is able to use her "gift" to not only help herself understand people in her life, but also to help others around her.

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Paul Samuel Feig (/fiːɡ/; born September 17, 1962) is an American actor, film director, producer and screenwriter. He is best known for directing films starring frequent collaborator Melissa McCarthy

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Austin Winsberg (Gossip Girl) will pen the script and exec produce alongside Feig, who will also direct, and his Feigco co-president Jessie Henderson. Kim and Eric Tannenbaum (Two and a Half Men) will exec produce via their Lionsgate TV-based company. This is the first pilot order to stem from the Tannenbaums' rich overall deal with indie studio Lionsgate after the couple departed CBS TV Studios, their home of nearly a decade. Universal Music Group will also produce the drama. Jason Wang (The Last O.G.) also exec produces.

Emergence, meanwhile, is a key off-network sale from ABC Studios, where Fazekas and Butters have a pod deal. The duo will pen the script and exec produce. Paul McGuigan, who worked with Fazekas and Butters on their beloved but short-lived ABC drama Kevin (Probably) Saves the World, will direct the pilot and exec produce. The drama is escribed asa character-driven genre thriller that centers around a sheriff who takes in a young child that she finds near the site of a mysterious accident who has no memory of what has happened. The investigation draws her into a conspiracy larger than she ever imagined, and the child’s identity is at the center of it all. Perhaps most interesting is that Emergence is not currently a co-production, which has become commonplace often the case for pilots from outside studios.

Friday's orders bring NBC's drama pilot pickups to five, including straight-to-series spinoff Law & Order: Hate Crimes.

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