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NBC Orders Carlton Cuse Drama, Sitcoms From Dick Wolf, Jason Bateman and Justin Spitzer

Date January 22, 2013

NEW YORK (TheWrap.com) - NBC has ordered a pilot from "Lost" producer Carlton Cuse, as well as three comedies - one of them a Dick Wolf production called "Girlfriend in a Coma," about a 34-year-old who wakes up to find she has a 17-year-old daughter.

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The other comedies are produced by "The Office" writer Justin Spitzer and "Arrested Development" star Jason Bateman.

Cuse will executive produce "The Sixth Gun," written by Ryan Condal. Based on a bestselling graphic novel from Oni Press, it is a supernatural western that follows the story of six mythical guns. Eric Gitter and Andy Borne will also produce the Universal Television project.

The first of the comedies, "Holding Patterns," also from UTV, is written and executive produced by Spitzer. The multi-camera ensemble comedy follows a group of friends whose lives change after a plane crash. Peter Traugott and Rachel Kaplan will also executive produce.

An untitled project from "Up All Night" executive producer DJ Nash, which also counts Bateman and Jim Garavente among its executive producers, is about a son, his blind father, and a mother who rediscovers her adolescence post-divorce. The single-camera comedy comes from UTV and Aggregate Films.

"Girlfriend in a Coma," from "Nurse Jackie" co-creator Liz Brixius, comes from UTV and Wolf Films. Brixius, Wolf and Danielle Gelber will executive produce the single-camera series.

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