NBC has landed a high profile comedy pilot from "Glee" co-creator Ryan Murphy and "Chuck"/"Glee" veteran Ali Adler.
According to Deadline.com
, NBC won a bidding war for the 20th Century Fox TV-based pilot, which was also in-demand ABC and FOX.
The pilot focuses on a gay couple and the woman who becomes a surrogate to help the start their family. Murphy and Adler will write the script together and Murphy will direct the pilot. The website says that NBC is high enough on the project to begin looking into casting the three leads very soon.
Where will Murphy and Adler find the time? Hard to tell. Murphy is currently co-running FOX's "Glee" and FX's "American Horror Story," while Adler is a new addition to the "Glee" writing staff this fall.
NBC has been an aggressive player on the comedy development front this spring, developing projects around the eclectic likes of Sarah Silverman, Dane Cook, Snoop Dogg and Roseanne.