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NBC Orders Powerless DC Comics- Based Comedy Pilot, Three Others

NBC on Thursday picked up four comedy pilots, including one set in the DC Comics universe.

Powerless, from Ben Queen (A to Z), is described as a single-camera workplace comedy “about the exceedingly average employees at an insurance company and their quest to find their own power” as they mop up after superheroes’ town-trashing clashes.

NBC’s other pilot pick-ups include Marlon, which is loosely based on Marlon Wayans’ life, starring the actor/comedian as an “inappropriate but loving father”; a single-cam comedy from 30 Rock/Mindy Project scribe Tracey Wigfield, about a clingy mother who interns at her daughter’s workplace; and one based on the life of 30 Rock/Parks and Rec writer-producer Matt Hubbard, about a guy who moves his family to his wife’s hometown.