More New NBC Shows Coming Your Way From ‘The Office’ Duo, Jon Favreau and More
With ‘30 Rock‘ and ‘The Office‘ both coming to a close, and ‘Saving Hope’ getting the boot after just one season, NBC has already been churning out a buttload of new shows. Aside from the recent premieres of ‘The New Normal‘ and ‘Revolution,’ filming has already begun on ‘Hannibal‘ and ‘The Office’ spin-off ‘The Farm‘ is getting more star power by the minute.
If that weren’t enough, we’ve got new shows popping up from Jimmy Fallon and Cee Lo Green, but those were just the tip of the iceberg. NBC even more recently bought a couple comedy shows from ‘The Office’ producers, Jon Favreau and a ‘How I Met Your Mother‘ writer, on top of a new TV adaption coming from the guys behind ‘Homeland.’ We know it’s a lot, so let’s break it down.
Let’s start with those two ‘Office’ guys, co-executive producers Warren Lieberstein and Halsted Sullivan. When news broke about ‘The Office’ season 9 being its last, people wanted to know what new goods would be on the horizon other than ‘The Farm.’ Well, according to Deadline, these two have teamed up with ‘Iron Man‘ director Jon Favreau to bring you a comedy series about a father who’s sharing custody of his 5-year-old daughter with his ex-wife. In this still untitled project, father and daughter move into a singles-filled apartment building, which forces the man to deal with his re-entrance to the dating world while keeping up his fatherly duties.
Next on the docket is a series based on the Nick Hornby (‘About a Boy’) short story “Faith.” ‘How I Met Your Mother’ writer Jamie Rhonheimer is teaming up with Universal TV and Dark Toy Entertainment to bring to life this story about a reproductively challenged couple who find a renewed sense of faith from their not-so-next-door neighbor, an aggravated football fan camping out on their roof.
Finally, Deadline also reports that Howard Gordon and Alex Carey, the executive producers behind ‘Homeland,’ are working on their second adaptation of an international series (‘Homeland’ being the first) with ‘Ritter,’ based on the Icelandic show ‘Réttur.’ The lead character is a law-hating lawyer who uses his legal knowledge as a “blunt instrument” in this drama, which is described as “‘Jerry McGuire’ in a law firm.”
There you have it! Three more shows are in the works and probably even more to come. What do you think? Any of these — Jon Favreau’s untitled series, ‘Faith,’ ‘Ritter’ — interest you? Let us know in the comments below and check back later for more NBC show updates.