NBC Orders 'Marry Me,' 'Allegiance,' 'State of Affairs' & 'Odyssey' to Series


NBC Orders 'Marry Me,' 'Allegiance,' 'State of Affairs' & 'Odyssey' to Series


Do you take this pilot? Apparently, they do! NBC is ready to make a long-term commitment to one of its new comedy pilots by deciding to propose a full series order to 'Marry Me.'

Said to be in the vein of 'Mad About You,' the project will center around a young couple — played by 'Happy Endings' Casey Wilson and 'Eastbound & Down's Ken Marino — who get engaged, but quickly realize that it's much harder than it looks.

RELATED NEWS: Ken Marino to Co-Star in NBC's 'Marry Me'

Here's the full breakdown: Six years ago, Annie (Wilson) and Jake (Marino) bonded over their mutual love of nachos and have been inseparable ever since. Now, after returning from a romantic two-week island vacation, Jake’s finally ready to pop the question. But before he can ask, Annie reprimands him for his inability to commit, thus ruining the proposal. As a solution, they decide to hold off on the engagement until they can do it right. Obviously, it's not going to be so simple.

'Happy Endings' creator and Wilson's fiancé, David Caspe, will write and executive-produce the script along with Jamie Tarses and 'The Goldbergs' Seth Gordon, who will also helm the pilot.

Aside from Wilson and Marino, 'Marry Me' also stars Sarah WrightTymberlee HillJohn GemberlingTim Meadows, and Dan Bucatinsky.

RELATED NEWS: 'Happy Endings' Casey Wilson to Star in NBC Pilot 'Marry Me'

Additionally, the Peacock network has also granted a series order to the spy drama 'Allegiance' (formerly known as 'Coercion'), starring Scott Cohen and Hope Davis.

The thriller revolves around the O’Connor family and their son, Alex (played by Gavin Stenhouse), a decorated American war hero and CIA analyst whose parents (Cohen and Davis) and sister, unbeknownst to him, are all members of a once-dormant Russian sleeper cell that has just been reactivated. They eventually start spying on their son in an attempt to turn him against his country.

The cast also includes Margarita Levieva ('Revenge'), Kenneth Choi ('Ironside'), Annie Ilonzeh ('Arrow'), and Morgan Spector ('Person of Interest'). Writer-director George Nolfi will serve as executive producer along with Avi Nir ('Homeland'), Ron Leshem, Amit Cohen, Yona Wisenthal, and Giyora Yahalom.

RELATED NEWS: Alfre Woodard to Play U.S. President in 'State of Affairs' Pilot for NBC

NBC Orders 'Marry Me,' 'Allegiance,' 'State of Affairs' & 'Odyssey' to Series

Meanwhile, Katherine Heigl's drama 'State of Affairs' (see first official photo above) has also been given the green light. The series will focus on a maverick CIA officer (Heigl), who counsels the president (Alfre Woodard) on high-stakes incidents around the world. Just think of it as 'Scandal' meets 'The West Wing.' The cast also includes Adam Kaufman, Sheila Vand, Cliff Chamberlain, Tommy Savas and Leslie Odom, Jr.

And finally, rounding out these series of pick-ups is the action-drama 'Odyssey,' which tells the story of three families whose lives are torn apart when a stranded female soldier ('Pushing Daisies‘ Anna Friel), a disillusioned corporate attorney ('Nurse Jackie's Peter Facinelli), and a disrespected political activist ('The Carrie Diaries' Jake Robinson) are pulled into the same shocking international military conspiracy.

Other cast members include Jim True-Frost, Treat Williams, Nate Mooney, Elena Kampouris, Daniella Pineda, Sadie Sink, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, and Omar Ghazaoui.

- State of Affairs
- Allegiance
- Marry Me

Written by: Kelly_Schremph
May 6th, 2014, 5:39 pm

Images courtesy of Mark Davis/Getty Images, NBC


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Message Posted On May 7th, 2014, 7:28 am

And they wonder why they continually come in last in the ratings. They should quit trying to rework plot ideas from successful shows and come up with something bold and original. At least if they failed then they could be proud that they weren't just following the herd. This mishmosh is just sad. 


Message Posted On May 7th, 2014, 3:41 am
What a stinking load of crap.
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