Friday, May 13, 2016

'Great News,' 'Marlon,' 'Midnight, Texas' and 'Timeless' Ordered to Series at NBC

In addition to determining the fates of its bubble shows, NBC has also given series orders to dramas Midnight, Texas and Timeless as well as comedies Great News and Marlon.

MIDNIGHT, TEXAS - Midnight, Texas is a remote town where your neighbor could be a vampire, a witch, a werewolf, and even an angel. Mystery, horror and romance combine to both enthrall and frighten any outsiders who decide to venture into this unusual place. Based on the book trilogy by Charlaine Harris.

The drama stars Francois Arnaud, Dylan Bruce, Arielle Kebbel, Sarah Ramos, Parisa Fitz-Henley, Yul Vasquez, Sean Bridges and Peter Mensah.

Monica Owusu-Breen developed the drama and Niels Arden Oplev directed the pilot. They executive produce with Harris and David Janollari. Universal Television and David Janollari Entertainment produce.

GREAT NEWS - A family relationship is challenged when an overly involved New Jersey mom (Andrea Martin, SCTV) gets an internship at her daughter's (Briga Heelan, Ground Floor) workplace, a cable news network.

Adam Campbell, Kimrie Lewis-Davis, Horatio Sanz and John Michael Higgins co-star on the comedy.

Tracey Wigfield wrote the pilot, which was directed by Beth McCarthy-Miller. She executive produces with Tina Fey, Robert Carlock and David Miner. Universal Television, 3 Arts Entertainment and Little Stranger produce.

MARLON - An inappropriate but loving father (Marlon Wayans) is committed to successfully co-parenting with his polar opposite ex-wife (Essence Atkins).

The comedy also stars Bresha Webb, Diallo Riddle, Notlim Taylor and Amier O'Neil.

Chris Moynihan wrote the pilot, which was directed by Andy Ackerman. They executive produce with Rick Alvarez and Michael Rotenberg. Wayans serves as a producer. Universal Television, 3 Arts Entertainment and Wayans Brothers Entertainment produce.

TIMELESS - An unlikely trio travel through time to battle a master criminal intent on altering the fabric of human history with potentially catastrophic results.

The drama stars Abigail Spencer, Matt Lanter, Malcolm Barrett, Paterson Joseph, Claudia Doumit, Sakina Jaffrey and Goran Visnjic.

Shawn Ryan and Eric Kripke wrote the pilot, which was directed by Neil Marshall. All three executive produce with John Davis, John Fox and Marney Hochman. Sony Pictures Television and Davis Entertainment produce.