Tuesday, May 8, 2018

'Abby's' and 'I Feel Bad' Ordered to Series by NBC

NBC has today picked up its first new comedies for the upcoming 2018-19 schedule - giving series orders to the multi-camera Abby's and the single-camera I Feel Bad.

Abby's - Set at the best bar in San Diego, home to good prices, great company and, of course, Abby. This unlicensed, makeshift bar nestled in her backyard is the opposite of everything annoying about today's party scene. There are rules at Abby's: no cell phones (not even to "look something up"), earning a seat at the bar takes time and losing a challenge means drinking a limey, sugary "not-beer" drink. As the oddball cast of regulars will tell you, hanging out at Abby's is a coveted honor. But once you're in, you're family. The show will be shot outside in front of a live audience.

The comedy stars Natalie Morales, Nelson Franklin, Jessica Chaffin, Leonard Ouzts, Kimia Behpoornia and Neil Flynn.

Josh Malmuth wrote the pilot, which was directed by Pamela Fryman. They executive produce with Mike Schur and David Miner. Universal Television, Fremulon and 3 Arts Entertainment produce.

I Feed Bad - Emet is the perfect mom, boss, wife, friend and daughter. OK, she's not perfect. In fact, she's just figuring it out like the rest of us. Sure, she feels bad when she has a sexy dream about someone other than her husband, or when she pretends not to know her kids when they misbehave in public, or when she uses her staff to help solve personal problems. But that's OK, right? Nobody can have it all and do it perfectly.

The comedy stars Sarayu Blue, Paul Adelstein, Zach Cherry, James Buckley, Johnny Pemberton and Aisling Bea.

Aseem Batra wrote the pilot, which was directed by Julie Anne Robinson. They executive produce with Amy Poehler, Dave Becky and Josh Maurer. Kelly Pancho and Kim Lessing are producers. Universal Television, Paper Kite Productions, CannyLads Productions and 3 Arts Entertainment produce.