NBC Orders 3 Comedy Pilots From Mindy Kaling, Tina Fey, Bill Lawrence

Kaling will co-write pilot and star as ex of a “charismatic gym owner”

Last Updated: January 26, 2017 @ 5:57 PM

NBC has ordered three new comedy pilots from executive producers Mindy Kaling, Tina Fey and Bill Lawrence, the network announced on Thursday.

First is an untitled comedy written and executive produced by Kaling and “The Mindy Project” executive producer Charlie Grandy. Kaling is also lined up to act in the pilot, and Howard Klein will also serve as executive producer.

The comedy, which hails from Universal Television, centers on Vince, a charismatic gym owner with no ambition who lives with his younger brother Michael, a gorgeous idiot. Their simple life of women and working out is put on hold when the teenage son of Vince is dropped off on their doorstep by Priya, one of his old high school flings.

NBC has also given a pilot order to the single camera comedy “The Sackett Sisters” from “30 Rock” alum Luke Del Tredici. Tina Fey and Robert Carlock will also serve as executive producers on the comedy, alongside David Miner.

The Universal Television comedy centers on the Sackett family as they are reunited when two estranged sisters perform an act of public heroism and are forced to navigate the aftermath together.

The third pilot order is for the workplace comedy “Spaced Out” from “Undateable” creator Adam Sztykiel and executive producer Bill Lawrence.

From Warner Bros. Television, the single-camera comedy centers on a working class genius and his struggles to fit in with an established team all made more difficult when their job is building a rocket to mars. Jeff Ingold will also serve as executive producer.

Other NBC comedy pilot orders this season include a female-centric “What About Bob?” adaptation from Joe Port and Joe Wiseman, an untitled Kourtney Kang project based on the writer’s own life growing up in a mixed race family in a suburb of Philadelphia and a Seth Meyers/Lorne Michaels pilot about an Ivy League professor who is forced to take a job as a high school biology teacher.