Saturday, May 11, 2019

'Lincoln,' 'Perfect Harmony' and 'Indebted' Ordered to Series at NBC

Ahead of tomorrow's schedule announcement, NBC has handed out three series orders to drama Lincoln - an adaptation of the Bone Collector novels - as well as comedies Perfect Harmony and Indebted.

Lincoln - Inspired by the book The Bone Collector, former NYPD detective and forensic genius Lincoln Rhyme was at the top of his game until a serious accident at the hands of a notorious serial killer forces him out of the field. When Amelia Sachs, an intuitive young officer who's got her own gift for profiling finds herself hot on the killer's trail, Rhyme in turn finds a partner for this new game of cat and mouse. As the unlikely detective duo joins forces to crack the city's most confounding cases, they must also race to take down the enigmatic "Bone Collector" who brought them together.

The drama stars Russell Hornsby, Arielle Kebbel, Tate Ellington, Courtney Grosbeck, Ramses Jimenez, Brooke Lyons, Roslyn Ruff, Brían F. O'Byrne and Michael Imperioli.

VJ Boyd and Mark Bianculli wrote the pilot, which was directed by Seth Gordon. They executive produce with Avi Nir, Alon Shtruzman, Peter Traugott and Rachel Kaplan. Universal Television, Sony Pictures Television and Keshet Studios produce.

Perfect Harmony - When former Princeton music professor Arthur Cochran unexpectedly stumbles into choir practice at a small-town church, he finds a group of singers that are out of tune in more ways than one. Despite the ultimate clash of sensibilities, he and his newfound cohorts may just be the perfect mix of individuals to help each other reinvent and rediscover a little happiness, just when they all need it most.

The comedy stars Bradley Whitford, Anna Camp, Tymberlee Hill, Geno Segers, Rizwan Manji, Spencer Allport and Will Greenberg.

Lesley Wake Webster wrote the pilot, which was directed by Jason Winer. They executive produce with Whitford, Adam Anders and Jon Radler. 20th Century Fox Television and Small Dog Picture Company produce.

Indebted - Young parents Dave and Rebecca are ready to reclaim their life after years of diapers and sleepless nights. However, things take an unexpected turn when Dave's parents show up unannounced and broke, leaving Dave with no choice but to open the door to the people who gave him everything. But these boomerang parents aren't great with boundaries and the question of who's parenting who quickly become blurred.

The comedy stars Adam Pally, Abby Elliott, Jessy Hodges, Amer Padha-Chatel, Fran Drescher and Steven Weber.

Dan Levy wrote the pilot, which was directed by Andy Ackerman. They executive produce with Doug Robinson and Alison Greenspan. Sony Pictures Television and Doug Robinson Productions produce.