NBC Orders Washington Drama

Pilot comes from "Life" producer Rand Ravich

NBC ordered a pilot from "Life" creator Rand Ravich about an unlikely puppeteer who brings Washington's most powerful people to their knees.

The untiltled pilot, executive produced by Ravich and Far Shariat, comes from 20th Television. It involves an international conspiracy that brings together an unlikely band of allies.

The pilot was one of several announced by NBC Tuesday, including a Dick Wolf comedy, "Girlfriend in a Coma," based on a Douglas Coupland novel of the same name.