NBC Nears Cast-Contingent Pilot Order To John Scott Shepherd/Neal Moritz Comedy
NBC has closed the deal for a cast-contingent, off-cycle pilot order to comedy Save Me. The single-camera project hails from writer John Scott Shepherd, Sony Pictures TV and Neal Moritz’s studio-based Original Films. Save Me centers on a woman who, after an accident, starts to believe that she is channeling God. The project was originally developed by NBC’s head of comedy Tal Rabinowitz while she was SVP comedy at Sony TV. Save Me was initially set up at Showtime just as current NBC entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt was leaving the pay cable network last summer. Shepherd is executive producing with Original Films’ Moritz and Vivian Cannon as well as Scott Winant (Californication). Save Me reunites many key auspices who worked together on the Showtime comedy series The Big C, including Greenblatt, who developed and greenlighted the series at Showtime; Rabinowtz, who developed it at Sony TV; as well as Sony and Original Film, which are producing the dark comedy starring Laura Linney.
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