Update: Matthew Broderick in TV Biz With Lorne Michaels

Pilot Watch 2010: “Grey's” producer goes for laughs at ABC with “It Takes a Village”

Matthew Broderick could be coming to weekly TV this fall via a new Lorne Michaels-produced half-hour for NBC.

The network on Monday greenlit "Beach Lane," a Broderick vehicle from writer Paul Simms ("NewsRadio"). 

Michaels and Marci Klein are on boards as EPs.

The multicamera sitcom will feature Broderick as a celebrity author hired by an irresponsible millionaire heir to run his struggling small-town newspaper in the Hamptons. 

Universal Media Studios and Broadway Video are producing.

Today's greenlights:

CBS

"Reagan's Law" (CBS TV Studios)

EP/W: Mitchell Burgess, Robin Green
EP: Leonard Goldberg
Studio: CBS Television Studios
Logline: Multi-generational show revolving around a family of cops in New York.

Untitled John Wells Medical Drama (Warner Bros. TV)

EP: John Wells
W/Co-EP: Hannah Shakespeare
Logline: Doctors travel within our borders to help those in deed.
 

NBC

"Perfect Couples" (UMS)

EP/W: Jon Pollack & Scott Silveri
Logline: A half-hour romantic comedy revolving around three couples, all with varying definitions of relationship perfection.

"Beach Lane" (UMS)

EP/W: Paul Simms

EP: Lorne Michaels, Marci Klein

Logline:  Celebrity author is hired by an irresponsible millionaire heir to run his struggling small-town newspaper in the Hamptons. 

 

ABC

"It Takes a Village" (ABC Studios)

W/EP – Casey Johnson & David Windsor

NW/EP – Mark Gordon, Deborah Spera

Logline: Two ex-spouses and their new significant others join forces to raise their 15-year-old boy. Single-camera half-hour.