Fall TV Preview

Scoop: NBC Picks Up Glee-Esque Musical Smash, Prime Suspect Redo, Two Others

NBC is the latest broadcast net to get a jump on “upfront” week, ordering four pilots to series including the Steven Spielberg-produced musical drama Smash, a romantic comedy starring Chelsea Lately mainstay Whitney Cummings (titled Whitney) and a remake of the Brit hit Prime Suspect starring Maria Bello.

The Peacock also gave a green light to the Christina Applegate sitcom Up All Night, which finds the Samantha Who? actress playing a working mother. Will Arnett costars as her husband.

Chuck Spies Fifth Season, Parenthood Inching Closer to Renewal

NBC — which will unveil its fall schedule to advertisers on Monday — is expected to announce additional pickups on Thursday.

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