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NBC Orders 'Constantine,' 'Mysteries of Laura,' 'A to Z' & More to Series

 

NBC Orders 'Constantine,' 'Mysteries of Laura' & 'A to Z' to Series

 

Earlier this week, NBC announced it was giving series orders to a bunch of new pilots. And now it seems we can add more to that list. The network has officially given the greenlight to 'Constantine,' 'The Mysteries of Laura,' Rashida Jones' comedy 'A to Z' and even more listed below!

Based on characters from DC Comics' 'Hellblazer' graphic novels, 'Constantine' centers around a supernatural detective who finds himself having to defend the world against dark forces. The series will star Matt Ryan as detective John Constantine, as well as 'Sons of Anarchy‘s Harold Perrineau (Manny); 'True Blood‘s Lucy Griffiths (Liv), and 'True Detective‘s Charles Halford (Chas).

RELATED NEWS: Matt Ryan Cast as 'Constantine' for NBC Pilot

Meanwhile, 'The Mysteries of Laura' is a procedural with sharp humor and stars 'Will & Grace' alum Debra Messing as a quirky homicide detective who juggles high-stakes crime and an ex-husband (Josh Lucas) as well as a devilish set of twin boys.

And finally, Jones' 'A to Z' stars 'How I Met Your Mother's Cristin Milioti in a romantic comedy set in the world of an online dating company that details the A to Zs of a relationship, from meeting to break-up. The single-camera ensemble navigates the complicated world of modern dating and poses the question: Is there such a thing as destiny?

This is turning into a pretty exciting week for Jones. Aside from NBC granting this pick-up, TBS has also decided to greenlight the cop comedy she's primed to star in, titled 'Angie Tribeca.'

NBC also ordered Ellen DeGeneres' 'One Big Happy,' starring Nick Zano ('2 Broke Girls') and Elisha Cuthbert ('Happy Endings). It follows gay and straight best friends whose to have a baby together is complicated when one of the potential parents finds the love of his or her life. 

Will Ferrell's 'Mission Control' was also just ordered, with Krysten Ritter ('Don’t Trust the B—- in Apt. 23'). Set in 1962, it examines what happens when a strong woman butts heads with a macho astronaut in the race to land on the moon.

Kate Walsh's comedy 'Bad Judge' also got picked up, which centers on a hard-living, sexually unapologetic woman who plays with the law and whose life on the edge is constantly in balance because she also happens to be a judge in the criminal court system. Walsh stars and executive produces. 

All pilots join new dramas 'Allegiance,' 'State of Affairs,' and 'Odyssey' at the network, along with Casey Wilson's 'Marry Me.'


Details
Person:
- Cristin Milioti
- Debra Messing
- Matt Ryan
Show:
- One Big Happy
- Mission Control
- A To Z
- Constantine
- The Mysteries Of Laura
- Bad Judge
Network:
- NBC

Written by: Kelly Schremph
May 8th, 2014, 6:23 am

Images courtesy of NBC

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Message Posted On May 8th, 2014, 11:42 am

I'm interested to see what NBC does with Constantine. I liked the Reeves film well enough, but found out later that it differed greatly from the source material.

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