NBC Orders ‘Powerless’ and ‘Trial & Error’ to Series

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NBC just greenlit two new single-cam comedies. According to Deadline, the network has given a series order to two shows – the DC Comics universe-set series Powerless starring Vanessa Hudgens, Danny Pudi, Alan Tudyk, and Christina Kirk as well as a “comedic take on the hot genre of murder trail documentaries” starring Nick D’Agosto stars and John Lithgow called Trial & Error. Here’s more info on both shows from Deadline:

POWERLESS (single camera) STUDIO: Warner Bros TV TEAM: Ben Queen (w, ep), Michael Patrick Jann (d, ep) LOGLINE: In the first comedy series set in the universe of DC Comics, Vanessa Hudgens plays Emily, a spunky young insurance adjuster specializing in regular-people coverage against damage caused by the crime-fighting superheroes. It’s when she stands up to one of these larger-than-life figures (after an epic battle messes with her commute) that she accidentally becomes a cult “hero” in her own right … even if it’s just to her group of lovably quirky co-workers. Now, while she navigates her normal, everyday life against an explosive backdrop, Emily might just discover that being a hero doesn’t always require superpowers. CAST: Vanessa Hudgens, Danny Pudi, Alan Tudyk, Christina Kirk TRIAL & ERROR (aka The Trail; single camera) STUDIO: Barge Productions & Good Session Productions in association with Warner Bros TV TEAM: Jeff Astrof (w, ep), Matt Miller (w, ep), Jeffrey Blitz (d) LOGLINE: In this outrageous fish-out-of-water comedy, bright-eyed New York lawyer Josh Segal heads to a tiny Southern town for his first big case. His mission? To defend an eccentric, “rollercizing” poetry professor (John Lithgow) accused of the bizarre murder of his beloved wife. Settling into his makeshift office behind a taxidermy shop and meeting his quirky team of local misfits, Josh suspects that winning his first big case will not be easy, especially when his client is always making himself look guilty. “Making a Murderer” can be funny! CAST: Nick D’Agosto, Steven Boyer, John Lithgow, Sherri Shepherd, Jayma Mays, Krysta Rodriguez

NBC Orders ‘Powerless’ and ‘Trial & Error’ to Series