NBC Gets ‘Windfall’ for Midseason 2005-06

Jul 21, 2005  •  Post A Comment

One week after picking up the Sony TV/NBC Universal drama “Book of Daniel” for midseason, NBC announced Thursday it is picking up Regency Television’s one-hour “Windfall.”

The pilot revolves around a group of 20 young-adult friends who pool their cash to buy a lottery ticket, which wins a record $386 million jackpot. The friends discover instant wealth brings about unexpected social and romantic complications.

Laurie McCarthy (“Felicity,” “CSI: Miami”) is executive producing. The cast includes Luke Perry (“Beverly Hills, 90210”), Jason Gedrick (“Boomtown”), Lana Parrilla (“Boomtown”) and Sarah Wynter (“24”).

During its May advertiser upfront announcement, NBC announced the midseason pickups of two comedies-“Four Kings” and “Thick and Thin”-but no midseason drama pickups.