Smash star Christian Borle is back at NBC with another series lead role, this time on the comedy side. The Tony winner is set to star in NBC’s multi-camera comedy pilot Lifesaver, from writer Wil Calhoun, Universal TV and Peter Traugott’s TBD Entertainment. CAA-repped Scott Ellis will direct and executive produce. The odd couple comedy centers on two polar opposites, the uptight, controlling and a bit neurotic Dr. Graham Permenter (Borle) and loose cannon Leon (Jonathan Ryland), who become inextricably linked after Leon saves Graham’s life by giving him a kidney. Borle, who won a Tony for Peter and the Starcatcher, recently co-starred on NBC’s hugely rated live staging of The Sound Of Music. He also starred in the musical comedy revival Little Me and will next be seen in Michael Mann’s yet untitled next film. Repped by CAA and Management 360.
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