In wake of its freshman police drama ‘Chase’ being put on an indefinite hiatus, NBC has picked up four additional pilots for next season, TVGuide.com is reporting. Leading the new series is ‘REM,’ a crime thriller that’s being compared to the Academy Award-nominated film ‘Inception.’ The show, which was created by Kyle Killen, follows a detective who’s been involved in a car accident. When he wakes up, he’s living two simultaneous, parallel lives. Due to the title, it’s rumored that the detective is sleeping and his dreams are being manipulated, much like the hit Christopher Nolan movie.
The three additional series NBC has picked up are comedies. The first, ‘Free Agents,’ is based on a U.K. series, and is set in a talent agency. Two of the agency’s workers are on the rebound, as one just ended their engagement and the other recently got divorced. The series is being executive produced by Kenton Allen, Karey Burke, John Enbom and Todd Holland.
‘Family Guy’ writer-executive producer Chris Sheridan is teaming with Peter Chernin and Katherine Pope to create the second comedy, ‘Lovelives.’ The romantic comedy follows two couples as they work through love and infidelity.
The last pilot NBC has ordered is an untitled medical comedy, penned by ‘Parks and Recreation’ writer Dan Goor. The series follows a young doctor struggling to juggle his professional and personal lives when he joins his parents’ medical practice. The series is being executive produced by Gail Berman and Lloyd Braun.
Written by: Karen Benardello