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NBC Gets Crossover Fever, With Tie-ins on Tap for a Number of Series Deadline

NBC appears to have “crossover fever,” with several of the network’s shows planning crossover storylines, Deadline.com reports.

Jason Katims, the executive producer of “About a Boy,” said the new show will exist in the same TV universe as his other NBC show, “Parenthood.” “About a Boy” stars David Walton as a bachelor who befriends an 11-year-old neighbor and his single mother, played by Minnie Driver.

Walton will appear on “Parenthood” this week to set up the bridge between the shows, the story says. Katims said Dax Shepard, who plays Crosby Braverman on “Parenthood,” will also appear on “About a Boy.”

NBC is also planning crossovers between the new show “Chicago PD” and “Chicago Fire,” and with the network’s crime juggernaut “Law & Order: SVU,” a separate Deadline story notes.

Executive producer Dick Wolf said “Chicago PD” will cross storylines with “Chicago Fire” for a couple of episodes, while “Chicago PD” star Sophia Bush will film a scene for “Law & Order: SVU.”

“The planned multi-series crossovers could pave the way for more integration within the ‘Chicago Fire’/‘Chicago PD’/‘SVU’ TV universe,” the story notes.

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