By Sandra Kraisirideja
NBC announced today some of its early development projects that have been green-lit for the 2010-11 season. The new shows includes dramas such as “Undercovers” from J.J. Abrams; “Chase” from Jerry Bruckheimer; and “Kindreds” from David E. Kelley.
Angela Bromstad, president of primetime entertainment for NBC Universal, said Abrams will direct the pilot episode of “Undercovers,” about a domesticated husband and wife return from years in retirement and are re-activated as CIA agents, a duty he hasn’t taken on since the pilot of “Lost.”
“Chase” is an action-procedural drama based on a real-life group and set in the American Southwest. The show follows a group of U.S. Marshalls who track down the nation’s most notorious criminals.
“Kindreds” follows a curmudgeonly ex-patent lawyer and his group of misfit associates who come together to form an unconventional kind of law practice.
Other dramas coming to NBC include “Prime Suspect,” “The Event,” and a remake of “The Rockford Files” from “House” creator David Shore and Steve Carell. Shore and Carell will serve as executive producers on the show.
On the comedy front, writer Cindy Chupack of “Sex and the City” brings “Love Bites,” an hour-long romantic comedy. An untitled project from radio and TV personality Adam Corolla was also picked up. Corolla plays a contractor who set out to re-build his life following a divorce.