NBC reportedly has three new series in the works, all with disparate, high-profile talent involved. First, 21 Jump Street and The LEGO Movie directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are set to produce a single-camera comedy project titled Business As Usual. The story follows everyday employees at a company in crisis, trying to keep their jobs and relationships afloat as their workplace goes insane.
The second series is The Inn Crowd, which is being executive produced by Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory), with potentially a view to have an on-camera role too. It’s a multi-camera comedy from Young & Hungry creator David Holden, and is inspired by a New Yorker article by Tony Horwitz, revolving around a gay couple who divide a small Virginia town when they open a very successful inn.
Lastly, NBA star LeBron James will team with Elizabeth Banks to produce the one-hour drama series, Hoops. The show will follow a star WNBA player who returns to her alma mater to become the first female coach of a men’s college basketball team. But at the same time, her school is embroiled in a sex scandal involving her legendary former coach. Jennifer Cecil (Notorious) will serve as showrunner.