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Fall TV Scoop: NBC Picks Up Anne Heche-Fronted Comedy Save Me to Series

Anne Heche Save MeNBC is getting a jump on “upfront” week by picking up the Anne Heche-fronted comedy pilot Save Me to series.

The spiritually tinged sitcom — which received a 13-episode order — finds the former Men in Trees actress playing a woman who, after an accident, believes she is channeling God.

Heche, of course, famously recounted her history with mental illness — including having an alter ego named Celestia whom she believed was the reincarnation of God — in her 2003 memoir, Call Me Crazy.

Save Me is the second Peacock pilot to get the green light for fall. Last month, the network picked up the Matthew Perry comedy Go On.

NBC will formally unveil its fall schedule to advertisers next Monday.

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