NBC has picked up four pilots, all made by sibling Universal Media Studios, and given them orders to go to series, Nellie Andreeva of Deadline.com reports.
One of the shows is "Up All Night," which the article says is "The Emily Spivey comedy, starring Christina Applegate as a professional woman and new mom."
Next is "[T]he untitled Whitney Cummings comedy pilot, now titled ‘Whitney,’ a romantic comedy created by and starring the racy comedienne," the story says.
The other two shows, the article adds, are "the Broadway-themed ‘Smash,’ exec produced by Steven Spielberg and starring Debra Messing, and ‘Prime Suspect,’ a Maria Bello-starring adaptation of the classic British series.
According to other stories at Deadline.com and other publications, word is that two NBC shows on the bubble, "Chuck" and "Parenthood," will likely both be renewed for another season.