NBC is putting comedy development into high gear in preparation for the fall of 2012. It has picked up multiple comedy pilots, including Roseanne Barr’s Downwardly Mobile, Go On, from Friends and Joey writer Scott Silveri, and Animal Kingdom, from The Hangover Part 2 writer Scot Armstrong.
Downwardly Mobile revolves around Roseanne, a member of a mobile home community and will follow the working class lives of her, her family, and the residents of the mobile home community. The multicamera series will be written and produced by Eric Gilliland, who also executive produced Roseanne. John Argent is jumping on board to produce and pen the script alongside Barr and Gilliland.
Go On, a single camera show, will center on a charming sportscaster, who unexpectedly finds comfort among the members of group therapy he attends in order to cope with his loss. Silveri will write and executive-produce the project.
Animal Kingdom, a single-camera office comedy, will follow “a ‘House’-like veterinarian, who loves animals but is not so fond of their owners. Ravi Nandan will join Armstrong to executive produce the show. Brian Gatewood and Alex Tanaka will pen the project as well as executive produce.
Check out some standup from Barr here, courtesy of YouTube:
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