NBC has placed orders for three more single-camera comedy pilots, including projects produced by Greg Daniels (The Office, Parks and Recreation) and the team of Will Ferrell and Adam McKay.
The untitled Greg Daniels project is written and executive produced by Office scribe Robert Padnick. Described as a look at the trials and tribulations of dating in your 20s as explored through a group of friends, the pilot will focus on bright eyed and vulnerable Matthew being pushed by his three best friends to get back into the dating scene.
Executive produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, Assistance is based on a play written by Leslye Headland, who wrote and directed the feature comedy Bachelorette. This fast-moving comedy will center on an idealistic "working girl" assistant who is pulled between her "work husband" and her actual fiancé while trying to manage a demanding boss.
From writer Alex Schemmer and producer Geyer Kozinski, the third project is entitled Donor Party, an ensemble comedy that revolves around an irresponsible man forced to grow up when he discovers he has children resulting from his days as a sperm donor. A new family unit is formed when he is contacted by a single mother and begins to develop a relationship with her and the son he never knew he had.
Donor Party seems quite similar to the new Canadian comedy Seed, premiering on CityTV February 4 at 8:30 PM. What are the odds that any of these projects will end up on television?