NBC Orders Sitcoms 'I Feel Bad' And 'Abby's' To Series
NBC is racking up with comedies as it gets I Feel Bad and Abby's for series, which are both starred and directed by women.
The network has ordered the Amy Poehler-executive produced I Feel Bad to series, which revolves around Emet, played by Sarayu Blue, who grapples with her imperfection as a wife, boss, mom, and everything else. Other cast are Aisling Bea, Paul Adelstein, Johnny Pemberton, James Buckley, and Zach Cherry.
Along with Poehler, I Feel Bad will be executive produced by Aseem Batra, who is also the writer. Julie Anne Robinson will direct and will also be a showrunner. Dave Becky and Josh Maurer are also executive producers. It is produced by Paper Kite Productions, 3 Arts Entertainment, Universal Television, and CannyLads Productions.
Abby's, meanwhile, is a multi-cam show that will revolve around a bar in San Diego that offers more than what money can buy. The storeowner, Abby, played by Parks and Recreation's Natalie Morales, opened her own bar in her backyard. However, there are some rules to follow to be a part of the club.
"There are rules at Abby's: no cell phones - not even to 'look something up' - and earning a seat at the bar takes time and losing a challenge means drinking a limey, sugary 'not-beer' drink," the plot reads.
The show will be executive produced and written by New Girl's Josh Malmuth. He will also be joined as executive producer by Mike Schur and David Miner. Other cast are Kimia Behpoornia, Jessica Chaffin, Neil Flynn, and Nelson Franklin. It is produced under 3 Arts Entertainment, Universal Television, and Fremulon.
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NBC has also picked up a few dramas, namely, The Enemy Within, New Amsterdam, and The Village. The first one is an action-packed series that revolves around Jennifer Carpenter's Erica Sheperd, a former CIA operative who's serving her jail time.
The Village, meanwhile, is the story of the intertwining lives of the residents of a Brooklyn apartment building. New Amsterdam is a medical drama that follows Ryan Eggold's Dr. Max Goodwin who exerts more effort into breaking the status quo in the hospital he just worked in.