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Fall TV: America Ferrara, Carrie Preston, Mark-Paul Gosselaar Sitcoms Ordered to Series at NBC

Fall TV People Are Talking

On the heels of ordering three new dramas for the 2015-16 TV season, NBC has given a green light to three new sitcoms: The Mark-Paul Gosselaar-fronted People Are Talking, the America Ferrera workplace comedy Superstore and the Patrick Warburton-Carrie Preston family satire Crowded.

Starring Gosselaar (Franklin & Bash), Meaghan Rath (Being Human), Tone Bell (Bad Judge) and Bresha Webb (Grey’s Anatomy), the multi-cam project follows two diverse couples who are both neighbors and best friends. As they go through life side-by-side, they can’t help but analyze and obsess about everything — from topics like sex and race, to the fact that the trusted new babysitter might just be a porn star. DJ Nash (Growing Up Fisher) penned the pilot and will executive-produce alongside Will Packer (Ride Along) and pilot director Pam Fryman (How I Met Your Mother).

In Superstore, Ugly Betty-alum Ferrera and Mad Men‘s Ben Feldman are part of  a unique family of employees at a super-sized megastore. From the bright-eyed newbies and the seen-it-all veterans to the clueless summer hires and in-it-for-life managers, together they hilariously tackle the day-to-day grind of rabid bargain hunters, riot-causing sales and nap-worthy training sessions. Justin Spitzer (The Office) penned the pilot and will serve as an EP.

Crowded, from Hot in Cleveland creator Suzanne Martin, centers on empty nesters Mike (Warburton) and Martina (Preston) who are finally reclaiming their wild side when both of their two grown daughters unexpectedly move back in. What’s more, Mike’s parents scratch their plans to spend their golden years in Florida, making for an even fuller house.

Earlier this week, NBC ordered to series the dramas Chicago Med, Blindspot and Heartbreaker. The network also previously ordered a 13-episode Coach revival.