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NBC Orders ABBY’S and I FEEL BAD to Series

May 8, 2018 by  

NBC has ordered its first two new comedies for the 2018-2019 season: ABBY’S and I FEEL BAD. They join fellow freshman series NEW AMSTERDAM, THE VILLAGE, and THE ENEMY WITHIN.

Abby's pilot

ABBY’S — “Pilot” Episode — Pictured: (l-r) Natalie Morales as Abby, Neil Flynn as Fred — (Photo by: Justin Lubin/NBC)

ABBY’S, a multi-cam (shot outside), is about “the best bar in San Diego, home to good prices, great company and, of course, Abby,” NBC says. “This unlicensed, makeshift bar nestled in her backyard is the opposite of everything annoying about today’s party scene. There are rules at Abby’s: no cell phones (not even to “look something up”), earning a seat at the bar takes time and losing a challenge means drinking a limey, sugary “not-beer” drink. As the oddball cast of regulars will tell you, hanging out at Abby’s is a coveted honor. But once you’re in, you’re family.”

The series stars Natalie Morales, Nelson Franklin, Kimia Behpoornia, Jessica Chaffin, Leonard Ouzts, and Neil Flynn. For Flynn, fresh off his MIDDLE run, this will mark his 17th consecutive season on television. (In addition to his nine years on THE MIDDLE, he spent the previous eight on SCRUBS.)

ABBY’S was created by Josh Malmuth. Pamela Fryman (HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER) will direct and executive produce the pilot. THE GOOD PLACE’s Michael Schur and David Miner will also exec produce.

I Feel Bad series

I FEEL BAD — Pilot — Pictured: (l-r) Sarayu Blue as Emet, Paul Adelstein as David — (Photo by: Evans Vestal Ward/NBC)

The second pickup is I FEEL BAD, “a modern comedy about being perfectly OK with being imperfect.” Per NBC, “Emet is the perfect mom, boss, wife, friend and daughter. OK, she’s not perfect. In fact, she’s just figuring it out like the rest of us. Sure, she feels bad when she has a sexy dream about someone other than her husband, or when she pretends not to know her kids when they misbehave in public, or when she uses her staff to help solve personal problems. But that’s OK, right? Nobody can have it all and do it perfectly.”

The comedy stars Sarayu Blue, Paul Adelstein, Aisling Bea, Zach Cherry, Johnny Pemberton, and James Buckley.

Aseem Batra—who previously acted on SCRUBS (as Josephine) —created the series; Julie Anne Robinson directed the first episode. Amy Poehler, Dave Becky and Josh Maurer are also executive producers.

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