NBC Gives Pilot Order to Buddy Comedy ‘Me & Mean Margaret’

Multi-camera comedy follows a legendary actress and the young lawyer forced to babysit her


NBC has picked up a pilot for Adam Barr’s “Me & Mean Margaret.”

The multi-camera sitcom from Universal Television and Chernin Entertainment is an unlikely buddy comedy that follows a fiercely candid and often offensive legendary actress and the ambitious 27-year-old lawyer forced to babysit her.

Barr, whose previous credits include “Will and Grace” and “The New Normal,” wrote the pilot and will serve as executive producer. Chernin Entertainment’s Peter Chernin will also executive produce.

The news comes after NBC handed out pilot orders to three comedies and a “Cruel Intentions” adaptation earlier today.

Also in the works at the network are comedy pilots from Amy Poehler and Rashida Jones, and the drama pilots “Miranda’s Rights” and “Midnight, Texas.”