Pilot Scoop: NBC Orders J.J. Abrams Drama Believe, Bill Lawrence Comedy Undateable

logo-nbc-300J.J. Abrams‘ Best. Week. Ever. continues…

NBC has ordered a drama pilot from the Star Wars VII helmer about an unlikely relationship between a gifted young girl and a man sprung from prison who has been tasked with protecting her from the evil elements that hunt her power.

Alfonso Cuaron penned the script and will serve as an EP alongside Abrams and Bryan Burk.

For those keeping track at home, this is the second Abrams-produced project ordered to pilot today. Do I hear a third?

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In other Peacock pilot news, the network has ordered the multi-camera pilot Undateable from Scrubs and Cougar Town boss Bill Lawrence.

The project centers on a group of young friends dubbed the “Undateables” whose lives are altered when a more confident character enters their world.

The script was written by Adam Sztykiel (Due Date, Made of Honor).