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NBC's Greenbatt OKs 4 Pilots

  • Variety, Monday, January 24, 2011 11:52 PM
Bob Greenblatt is off to a fast start at the Peacock, ordering four pilots and shifting the network's commitments on two other high-profile projects. The newly appointed NBC Entertainment chairman's early picks include a fresh spin on "Wonder Woman" from David E. Kelley and an ambitious tuner from Steven Spielberg, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron called "Smash" about people putting together a Broadway musical. He also ordered an hourlong project from Michael Patrick King, "A Mann's World," and a laffer from "Will and Grace" alum Jhoni Marchinko.

At the same time, NBC has backed away from its commitment to a WBTV drama project from Josh Schwartz, and it has rolled a pilot commitment to J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot banner into next year's development cycle.



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