NBC has just ordered three more comedies to pilot from “Anchorman’s” Will Ferrell, “Parenthood’s” Jason Katims and “Roseanne” and “That ’70s Show” executive producer Tom Werner.
Ferrell executive produces “Mission Control” with Adam McKay through their Gary Sanchez Productions. David Hornsby will serve as exec producer and writer. From Universal, the project is set in 1962 and is a workplace ensemble in the tone of “Anchorman” that examines what happens when a strong woman butts heads with a macho astronaut in the race to land on the moon.
Also, the network has given a pilot order to “Love Is Relative,” which Werner will executive produce. Tom Lassally is also executive producing, as is Dan Mazer (“Bruno,” “Borat”), who’s also writing.
The project revolves around a married couple who start to see their marriage in a whole new way after the wife’s newly divorced brother moves in with them.
Twentieth Century Fox Television is serving as the studio for the project, with Werner’s Good Humor Television and 3 Arts producing.
And finally, there’s Katims’ project, “Ellen More or Less.” It tells the story of a woman who has lost 100 pounds and begins to reinvent herself and look for love.
Produced by Katims’ True Jack Productions, J.J. Philbin will executive produce and write the Universal project.