Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones Comedies Get NBC Pilot Orders

Network nabs pilots for three shows

NBC has ordered pilots for three new comedies, including shows from executive producers Amy Poehler and Rashida Jones.

Poehler serves as executive producer on an untitled pilot written by Charlie Grandy. The single-camera project tells the story of a black sheep prince who returns home to battle his brother for the family throne. Grandy also serves as executive producer with Brooke Posch and Dave Becky. Universal Television is producing with Poehler’s Paper Kite Productions and 3 Arts Entertainment.

Jones and Will McCormack are executive producing “Good Fortune,” about a hyper-structured young woman whose life is upended when she starts taking advice from a mysterious fortune teller. The multi-camera pilot is written and executive produced by Craig Gerard  and Matt Zinman and is produced by 20th Century Fox Television and Jones and McCormack’s Le Train Train.

NBC also ordered a pilot for “The Trail,” a serialized single-camera comedy following a young big city lawyer and his oddball defense team during a high profile murder trial in a small southern town. The show is written and executive produced by Jeff Astrof and Matt Miller and produced by   Barge Productions and Good Session Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.

Earlier in the day Friday NBC ordered pilots for two new drama series.