It’s time for another round of everyone’s (my) favorite game, Which New Show Pickups Are Real? This time: Which NBC Pilot Pickups Are Real? (Don’t click that link unless you want to skip the game. Coward.)
1. Reduce, Reuse: a cranky garbageman’s route is shaken up when his new partner, an eager young waste disposal student, starts advocating environmentally friendly policies. From Parks & Rec writer Alan Yang.
2. Friday Night Dinner: In this Greg Daniels remake of the British sitcom, a quirky family has dinner together every Friday night.
3. Sunday Brunch: In this Greg Daniels remake of the British sitcom, a quirky group of friends has brunch together every Sunday morning.
4. Grandma-in-Law: When a young woman finally meets her boyfriend’s grandfather, who raised him, she’s shocked to discover that his new female companion is her own married grandmother (Betty White), in a multigenerational comedy from Modern Family writer Danny Zuker.
5. Next Caller Please: An alpha male radio DJ gets a new co-host - and she’s a plucky feminist! From Weeds writer Stephen Falk.
6. Midnight Feeding: In this Greg Daniels remake of the British sitcom, a quirky group of vampires has blood together every fortnight at midnight.
7. Untitled: When a shy woman is dumped by her fiance, her co-workers help her take revenge and become more outgoing. From Happy Endings writer Hilary Winston.
Real: 2, 5, 7
Fake: 1, 3, 4
Maybe Someday if I Wish Really Hard: 6