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[05/11/19 - 01:22 PM]
Development Update: Saturday, May 11 - NBC Issues Series Orders to "Perfect Harmony," "Lincoln" & "Indebted"
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- The latest development news, culled from recent wire reports:

Looking to keep track of all the various projects in development? Click here to visit our signature "Devwatch" section. There visitors can view our listings by network, genre, studio and even development stage (ordered to pilot, cast-contingent, script, etc.). It's updated every day!

Here are the latest projects being picked up to series by the aforementioned network for the 2019-20 season (via press release):

PERFECT HARMONY

Bradley Whitford stars in this comedy about finding inspiration in the most unlikely places. When former Princeton music professor Arthur Cochran unexpectedly stumbles into choir practice at a small-town church, he finds a group of singers that are out of tune in more ways than one. Despite the ultimate clash of sensibilities, Arthur and his newfound cohorts may just be the perfect mix of individuals to help each other reinvent and rediscover a little happiness, just when they all need it most.

The cast includes Bradley Whitford, Anna Camp, Tymberlee Hill, Rizwan Manji, Will Greenberg, Geno Segers and Spencer Allport.

Lesley Wake Webster will write and executive produce. Jason Winer will direct and executive produce. Bradley Whitford, Adam Anders and Jon Radler will executive produce.

"Perfect Harmony" is produced by 20th Century Fox Television and Small Dog Picture Company.

PERFECT HARMONY -- "Pilot" -- Pictured: Bradley Whitford as Arthur Cochran -- (Photo by: Justin Lubin/NBC)

LINCOLN

Inspired by the best-selling book "The Bone Collector," former NYPD detective and forensic genius Lincoln Rhyme was at the top of his game until a serious accident at the hands of a notorious serial killer forces him out of the field. When Amelia Sachs, an intuitive young officer who's got her own gift for pro?ling finds herself hot on the killer's trail, Rhyme in turn finds a partner for this new game of cat and mouse. As the unlikely detective duo joins forces to crack the city's most confounding cases, they must also race to take down the enigmatic "Bone Collector" who brought them together.

The cast includes Russell Hornsby, Arielle Kebbel, Brían F. O'Byrne, Tate Ellington, Courtney Grosbeck, Ramses Jimenez, Brooke Lyons, Roslyn Ruff and Michael Imperioli.

VJ Boyd and Mark Bianculli will write and executive produce. Seth Gordon will direct and executive produce. Avi Nir, Peter Traugott and Rachel Kaplan will executive produce.

"Lincoln" is produced by Universal Television and Sony Pictures Television and in association with Keshet Studios.

LINCOLN -- "Pilot" -- Pictured: (l-r) Russel Hornsby as Lincoln Rhyme, Michael Imperioli as Det. Mike Sellitto, Arielle Kebbel as Amelia Grace Sachs -- (Photo by: Zach Dilgard/NBC)

LINCOLN -- "Pilot" -- Pictured: Arielle Kebbel as Amelia Grace Sachs -- (Photo by: Zach Dilgard/NBC)

INDEBTED (A.K.A. UNINSURED)

Young parents Dave and Rebecca are ready to reclaim their life after years of diapers and sleepless nights. However, things take an unexpected turn when Dave's parents show up unannounced and broke, leaving Dave with no choice but to open the door to the people who gave him everything. But these boomerang parents aren't great with boundaries and the question of who's parenting who quickly become blurred in this multi-generational comedy starring Fran Drescher and Adam Pally as mother and son.

The cast includes Adam Pally, Abby Elliott, Steven Weber and Fran Drescher.

Dan Levy will write and executive produce. Doug Robinson will executive produce.

"Indebted" is produced by Sony Pictures Television in association with Doug Robinson Productions.

INDEBTED -- "Pilot" -- Pictured: (l-r) Steven Weber as Stew, Fran Drescher as Debbie, Abby Elliott as Rebecca, Adam Pally as Dave, Jessy Hodges as Joanna -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)






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· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· INDEBTED (NBC)
· LINCOLN (NBC)
· PERFECT HARMONY (NBC)





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