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[10/23/13 - 11:21 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, October 23
Updates include: Eliza Coupe to get "Benched" at USA; Kathryn Prescott to lead MTV's "Finding Carter"; and Keenen Ivory Wayans to pen comedy pilot for ABC.

[02/25/13 - 11:56 PM]
Development Update: Monday, February 25
Updates include: Laura Ramsey to lead "The Sixth Gun" at NBC; Christine Lahti boards "Beverly Hills Cop" at CBS; and Janet Montgomery to star in ABC's "Gothica."

[09/12/12 - 11:01 AM]
Bravo Media Continues to Expand Scripted Development Slate with Five New Dramas
Highlights include "Heathers," a present day update of the cult classic 1980's film.

[09/04/12 - 11:26 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, September 4
Updates include: CBS lands small screen take on "Beverly Hills Cops"; Kevin Weisman, Nate Torrence join HBO's "Hell Ladies"; and David Hudgins to import "Injustice" for NBC.

[08/24/12 - 11:19 PM]
Development Update: Friday, August 24
Updates include: J. Michael Straczynski lands pandemic thriller at ABC; Matt Jones joins "The Office" spin-off at NBC; and Salli Richardson-Whitfield cast in Lifetime's "The Secret Lives of Wives."

[05/07/12 - 10:47 AM]
Development Update: Series Pick Up - "Save Me" (NBC)
The Anne Heche-led comedy comes from writer John Scott Shepherd and director Scott Winant.

[11/28/11 - 10:55 PM]
Development Update: Monday, November 28
Updates include: Liz Vassey sells "Four Play" to NBC; Kathryn Hahn to visit "Parks & Recreation"; and Evelyn Lozada in talks for "Basketball Wives" spin-off at VH1.

[11/15/11 - 10:59 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, November 15
Updates include: Jennifer Johnson, Daniel Pyne to take over FOX's "Alcatraz"; NBC to shut down production on "Prime Suspect"; and Aaron Tveit to star in Jeff Eastin's USA pilot.

[10/11/11 - 11:00 AM]
"NBC Sunday Night Football" Is the #1 Primetime Program of the Week in Adults 18-49, Total Viewers and Other Key Measures
NBC spins the numbers for the week of September 26-October 2.

[10/06/11 - 09:54 AM]
NBC Cancels Newcomer "Free Agents"
The news marks the Peacock's second show to get the ax this week.

[10/06/11 - 09:09 AM]
ABC's Wednesday Comedy Block is #1 in Adults 18-49/"Revenge" Posts Big Year-to-Year Gains at 10pm
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 5.

[10/04/11 - 11:37 AM]
FOX Ratings Up +15% This Fall - Network Posts Year-Over-Year Gains While All Competitors See Declines
FOX spins the numbers for the week of September 26-October 2.

[10/04/11 - 11:04 AM]
"NBC Sunday Night Football" Is the #1 Primetime Program of the Week in Adults 18-49 and Other Key Demos
NBC spins the numbers for the week of September 26-October 2.

[10/04/11 - 10:05 AM]
ABC Stands as the 2nd-Most-Watched Net, Airing 4 of the Week's Top 20 Shows
ABC spins the numbers for the week of September 26-October 2.

[09/30/11 - 08:52 AM]
"New Girl," "The X Factor" Top Week 1 vs. Week 2 Chart
A look at the Week 1 vs. Week 2 comparisons for all of the new broadcast series that have aired Week 2 episodes to date.

[09/29/11 - 09:11 AM]
"Suburgatory" and "Happy Endings" Open Big for ABC
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 28.

[09/27/11 - 10:49 AM]
NBC Sports' Steelers-Colts Game Is the Highest-Rated Premiere-Week "Sunday Night Football" Telecast Ever
NBC spins the numbers for the week of September 19-25.

[09/20/11 - 10:47 AM]
NBC Has Four of the Top 5 Programs of the Week in Adults 18-49 and the Top Three Telecasts of the Week in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for the week of September 12-18.

[09/14/11 - 12:06 AM]
The Futon's Ratings Survival Guide: "Up All Night" & "Free Agents" (NBC)
Find out the numbers the newcomers will likely need to get second seasons.

[09/13/11 - 11:18 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, September 13
Updates include: Robert Doherty to bring "Sherlock Holmes" to CBS; Carter Covington books two projects; plus other new efforts from Shaun Cassidy, Silvio Horta and Jennie Snyder Urman.

[09/12/11 - 01:21 PM]
NBCUniversal Announces a Dynamic New Leadership Team to Head Its Newly Named Production Company -- Universal Television
Tracey Pakosta and Russell Rothberg will spearhead the studio's comedy and drama departments, respectively.

[09/06/11 - 11:12 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, September 6
Updates include: Greg Daniels to import "Friday Night Dinner" for NBC; Tim Roth inks talent deal with 20th; plus new projects from Michael Seitzman, Patrick Sean Smith and Mick Davis.

[08/29/11 - 08:51 AM]
U.K. Original "Free Agents" Premieres in October on BBC America
The six-episode series premieres Saturday, October 8 as part of the network's "Ministry of Laughs" block.

[08/10/11 - 11:02 AM]
NBC and Bloomingdale's Team Up to Showcase New Series and Fall Fashions in Unprecedented Partnership
The partnership includes a special sweepstakes for a walk-on role in the new show "The Playboy Club."

[07/18/11 - 01:06 PM]
NBC Heads to This Year's Comic-Con to Showcase New and Returning Shows
"Awake," "Chuck," "Community" and "Grimm" are among the featured panels.

[07/15/11 - 02:49 PM]
Exclusive: NBC Plans Quick Encores of "Up All Night," "Free Agents" Premieres
Both series' premieres on Wednesday, September 14 will encore the following night, Thursday, September 15.

[06/29/11 - 06:32 AM]
BBC America Acquires the UK Original of Comedy "Free Agents"
NBC's domestic take airs on Wednesday nights at 8:30/7:30c this fall.

[06/28/11 - 12:22 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Free Agents" (NBC)

[05/17/11 - 12:13 PM]
Al Madrigal Joins as Contributor on Comedy Central's(R) "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" With His First Appearance Tonight at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT
The actor/comedian will address the topic of immigration with Jon Stewart in the studio.

[05/16/11 - 10:05 AM]
Video: NBC Fall Preview 2011/12 - Upfront Trailers
Watch the full-length new series trailers from today's upfront presentation.

[05/15/11 - 12:07 PM]
Video: NBC Fall Preview 2011/12 - "Free Agents"
Watch three clips from the pilot plus interviews with Hank Azaria and Kathryn Hahn.

[05/15/11 - 10:46 AM]
NBC Unveils Fall Primetime Schedule for 2011-12 Season
Among the Peacock's changes: "Chuck" to Fridays and "Harry's Law" to Wednesdays plus a fall edition of "The Sing-Off" on Monday nights.

[05/13/11 - 10:01 AM]
Four More Comedies Make the Cut on NBC's 2011-12 Roster
"Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea," "Free Agents," "Bent" and "Best Friends Forever" will join previous pickups "Up All Night" and "Whitney" on the half-hour front.

[03/23/11 - 11:14 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, March 23
Updates include: "Outsourced's" Ben Rappaport tapped for comedy pilot at CBS; Anthony Head returns to NBC's "Free Agents"; and Eliza Dushku has a "Herd Mentality" for CBS.

[03/22/11 - 11:11 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, March 22
Updates include: S. Epatha Merkerson lands CBS pilot; Connie Nielsen to play wife to Starz's "Boss"; and Zack Estrin reports to "The River" at ABC.

[03/21/11 - 10:59 PM]
Development Update: Monday, March 21
Updates include: Elizabeth Perkins joins "Vince Uncensored" at CBS; Jeff Daniels in talks for Aaron Sorkin's HBO drama pilot; and Cherry Jones is among the latest to book "R.E.M." at NBC.

[03/18/11 - 11:37 PM]
Development Update: Friday, March 18
Updates include: Christina Applegate to star in Emily Spivey's comedy pilot for NBC; Kevin Dillon, Mary Lynn Rajskub join CBS's "Gentleman"; and Esai Morales is latest to reunite with Ron Moore on NBC's "17th Precinct."

[03/07/11 - 10:49 PM]
Development Update: Monday, March 7
Updates include: Emily VanCamp wants "Revenge" for ABC; Meredith Hagner joins The CW's "Awakening"; and John C. McGinley among the latest to join ABC's "Smothered."

[02/03/11 - 10:49 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, February 3
Updates include: NBC orders four more pilots; Jesse McCartney joins "Locke & Key" at FOX; and Comedy Central sets a return date for "Futurama."

[10/05/10 - 07:21 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, October 5
Updates include: FOX plans small screen take on Will Smith's "Hitch"; Justin Bieber may host a "Punk'd" revival at MTV; and Ronald D. Moore looks to bring back "Wild Wild West."

[09/02/10 - 06:58 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, September 2
Updates include: Oren Peli, Marc Guggenheim land ABC dramas; Alyssa Milano to star in Lifetime original; and John Enbom to bring "Free Agents" to U.S. for NBC.







FREE AGENTS (NBC)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
9/14/11 - 10/5/11
STATUS:
canceled/ended (2011-2012 season)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
SEASON(S):
1 (8 episodes, 4 of which have yet to air)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
confirmed as canceled on 10/6/11
DESCRIPTION:
(from NBC's press release, May 2011) "Free Agents" is a crooked workplace/romantic new comedy from creator John Enbom ("Party Down") and Emmy Award-winning director Todd Holland ("Malcolm in the Middle") based on the cult U.K. series of the same name that explores the trials and tribulations of two public relations executives on the rebound. Alex (Hank Azaria, "The Simpsons," "Huff") is newly divorced and can barely keep himself together while his co-worker Helen (Kathryn Hahn, "Hung") thinks she has it together but is obsessed with her deceased fiancé and actually is falling apart. Then a drunken Alex and Helen end up in bed together, and in the resulting sober confusion, Helen decides that they should only be friends. Meanwhile Alex's co-workers, Dan (Mo Mandel, "Love Bites," "Modern Family") and Gregg (Al Madrigal, "Wizards of Waverly Place," "Gary, Unmarried"), and Stephen (Anthony Head, "Merlin," "Buffy the Vampire Slayer") fail in their attempts to help him get back out on the dating scene. When Alex finally agrees to a date, Helen gets a little jealous, and he gets cold feet, so they end up back where they started -- in a casual, intimate and beautifully awkward relationship. Also starring is Joe Lo Truglio ("Backwash," "Mad Love") and Natasha Leggero ("Ugly Americans," "'Til Death"). "Free Agents" is a production of Universal Media Studios in association with Dark Toy and Big Talk Productions. Enbom is executive producer/creator along with executive producer/director Holland. Karey Burke ("Miss/Guided") executive-produces, along with Big Talk Productions' Kenton Allen ("Free Agents," BBC Network) and Nira Park, as well as Chris Niel.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Al Madrigal as Gregg
· Anthony Head as Stephen
· Hank Azaria as Alex
· Joe Lo Truglio as Walter
· Kathryn Hahn as Helen
· Mo Mandel as Dan
· Natasha Leggero as Emma
CREW INFORMATION:
· Chris Niel as CRTR (U.K. Series)
· John Enbom as CRTR/EP
· Karey Burke as EP
· Kenton Allen as EP
· Todd Holland as EP/DIR (Pilot)
GENRE(S):
· comedy (all)
· comedy (single-camera)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Big Talk
· Dark Toy Entertainment
· Universal Television