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NBC Has High-Profile Musical Dramedy in Development Deadline

NBC has a musical dramedy in development with a high-profile lineup of players on board -- including “Smash” executive producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, Deadline.com reports.

“The duo is executive producing a dramedy written/executive produced by ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ alumna Krista Vernoff,” the story reports. “It will feature the music catalog of songwriter Diane Warren, who serves as a consulting producer.”

The report adds: “The hour-long dramedy centers on a 30-something songwriter who has written the most epic love songs of our time, despite, or perhaps due to the fact that she is painfully unlucky in love. While the logline understandably draws parallels to Warren, the central character is original and not based or inspired by her though the plot represents a fictionalized version of Warren’s career.”

Warren’s music is likely to be woven into the storylines, in contrast to the way music is used in “Smash.”

“Warren’s catalog includes such songs as LeAnn Rimes’ ‘How Do I Live,’ Celine Dion’s ‘Because You Loved Me,’ Toni Braxton’s ‘Unbreak My Heart’ and Aerosmith’s ‘I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing,’” the report adds.