NBC Orders Anne Heche Starring Comedy Save Me To Series
Last week, we learned that NBC was considering early launches for a couple of series, likely aiming to make good use on the post-Olympics space on the schedule leading into the fall season. Among the mentioned shows was Save Me, a new comedy starring Anne Heche. While the series was was technically still in the pilot phase at that time, the fact that NBC was already looking for a place to park the show suggested very good odds for the project. Sure enough, Save Me has been picked up to series.
Deadline reports that NBC has given Save Me a 13-episode order. Written by John Scott Shepherd, the single-camera comedy stars Heche as a woman who undergoes some kind of spiritual awakening that think she might be channeling god. It certainly sounds like a quirky role for Heche, and it'll be a quick transition (back) to network television for the actor now that HBO's Hung is done.
Save Me joins Go On as another comedy given an early series order by NBC. Things are also looking good for The New Normal, a comedy series co-written by Ryan Murphy, and starring Andrew Rannells, which was also reported to be among the shows possibly set for an August premiere, however there doesn't appear to be any official word (yet) on a series order for that one. In the meantime, things do appear to be taking shape for NBC on the comedy front and humor amidst personal crisis seems to be a theme.
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