NBC Orders J.J. Abrams, Ryan Murphy Shows

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THE NEW NORMAL -- Season: Pilot -- Pictured: (l-r) Ellen Barkin as Jane, Andrew Rannells as Bryan, Georgia King as Goldie, Bebe Wood as Shania, Justin Bartha as David -- (Photo by: Robert Trachtenberg/NBC)
Photo: NBC/2012 NBCUniversal Media, LLC

NBC pulled the trigger on more series today: In addition to prior pickups of Save Me (starring Anne Heche) and Go On (starring Matthew Perry), the network has given an order to the Ryan Murphy sitcom The New Normal, starring Justin Bartha, Andrew Rannells, and Ellen Barkin as key players in a gay blended family, and the J.J. Abrams–produced Revolution, about a world suddenly stripped of technology. Cast photos of both shows are below ... as you'll see, the post-apocalyptic Revolution world is big on bows and arrows. Archery: so hot right now!

THE NEW NORMAL -- Season: Pilot -- Pictured: (l-r) Ellen Barkin as Jane, Andrew Rannells as Bryan, Georgia King as Goldie, Bebe Wood as Shania, Justin Bartha as David -- (Photo by: Robert Trachtenberg/NBC)
Photo: NBC/2012 NBCUniversal Media, LLC