Compounding the shortage of post-apocalyptic TV these days, NBC has made some curious choices in the realms of dystopian drama and comedy (goodbye ‘Revolution’ and ‘Parks,’ hello three-camera!), so why not combine the two? The peacock has recruited Rob Lowe, ‘The Office’’s Jenna Fischer and Megan Mullally for a new hour-long dramedy, fittingly enough titled ‘Apocalypse.’

Per TVLine, the newly-greenlit series is set amid a backdrop of apocalyptic chaos (you know, for something different), following an extended family whose lives intersect in unexpected ways after learning of a comet on a collision course with Earth. And while we don’t yet know which of these Lowe, Fischer and Mullally will occupy, characters include a foul-mouthed priest, an unhinged white supremacist, a meek bank manager, a germ-phobic cyber-terrorist, a five-star general and a child who (possibly) rose from the dead.

Alright then. Says NBC of the development:

This is an out-of-the-box and wholly original project that offers just the right combination of both high drama and humor. With a stellar cast that includes Rob Lowe, Megan Mullally, Jenna Fischer and Mathew Baynton (The Wrong Mans) — all four who know how to expertly balance those lines — we’re ready to dive into the Apocalypse.

Sure, why not. The talent is certainly there, and we’ve seen precedents for lighter apocalypse fare like ‘Seeking a Friend for the End of the World,’ so who knows? Maybe NBC found that magic formula after all! Comets, Chris Traeger, Pam Beasly, and Tam…


She’s near.

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