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NBC, TBS Pick Up New Pilots

by Michael D. Ayers, posted Jan 29th 2010 11:00AM
Pilot season continues today with new pick-ups from NBC and TBS.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the Peacock net has resurrected 'Outsourced,' a sitcom that was originally conceived during the 2007-08 season. The show centers around a demoted boss of a novelties company who now manages a customer service center in India.

The idea stemmed from an indie movie that was written by George Wing ('50 First Dates') and John Jeffcoat. This adaptation, however, will be written by Robert Borden, who previously worked on 'The Drew Carey Show' and the 'Late Show with David Letterman.'Pilot season continues today with new pick-ups from NBC and TBS.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the Peacock net has resurrected 'Outsourced,' a sitcom that was originally conceived during the 2007-08 season. The show centers around a demoted boss of a novelties company who now manages a customer service center in India.

The idea stemmed from an indie movie that was written by George Wing ('50 First Dates') and John Jeffcoat. This adaptation, however, will be written by Robert Borden, who previously worked on 'The Drew Carey Show' and the 'Late Show with David Letterman.'

In other news, NBC has also greenlit 'The Cape' from 'Empire' scribe Tom Wheeler. The dramedy follows an ex-cop who gets framed and becomes the superhero "The Cape" in an attempt to clear his name.

No word yet on premiere dates for either show.

Meanwhile, TBS has pledged itself to 'Glory Daze,' an hourlong frat comedy set in Wisconsin during the '80s. 'Glory' will team Michael LeSieur ('You, Me and Dupree') with comedy vet Walt Becker ('Van Wilder,' 'Wild Hogs'), who are on board to write the pilot.

Yesterday, TBS also picked up an animated version of 'Joe Dirt,' based on the 2001 comedy starring David Spade.

Tell us: Of the three new pilots, which are you most looking forward to?

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