NBC has beat out other networks for a hot property — a single-camera comedy project from one of the stars of "The Voice," reports Deadline.com. The project expands NBC’s relationship with Adam Levine, frontman for the rock band Maroon 5.
Levine will executive produce with Jake Kasdan, who has also been tapped to direct, the story says. The project is set at a karaoke bar, which is where Levine and the project’s writer, Gene Hong, reportedly became friends.
The project, which has received a script commitment plus penalty, is produced by 20th Century Fox TV and Chernin Entertainment. While at least three networks wanted the project, NBC went after it aggressively in part because of the involvement of Levine, the story says.