NBC has passed on the Jack Black-produced sitcom "My Life as an Experiment," according to the Esquire writer whose book provided the basis for the show — but at least A.J. Jacobs got a cool souvenir.
The show counted Black among several producers, including writers Cathy Yuspa and Josh Goldsmith. It followed a magazine writer based on Jacobs who immerses himself and his family in unusual situations for the sake of his stories. Adam Campbell, Jon Dore and Paget Brewster starred.
The decision came after NBC ordered seven other pilots to series this week ahead of its upfront presentation to advertisers Monday. Thursday's orders included the dramas "Awake," "The Playboy Club," and "Grimm."
NBC declined to comment. "My Life as an Experiment" joins "Wonder Woman" on the list of shows NBC has decided against.