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[01/27/10 - 06:50 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, January 27
Updates include: The CW orders its first two pilots; ABC adds two of its own; and NBC to move into "The Pink House."

[04/15/08 - 03:55 PM]
NBC Promotes Terence Carter to Vice President, Drama Programming, NBC Entertainment
In his new position, Carter will manage both development and current series for the network.

[03/26/08 - 05:22 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, March 26
Updates include: NBC wants to bring "Family Feud" to primetime; ABC puts two more pilots in the mix; and MTV to bring "Ladette to Lady" to the U.S.

[09/14/07 - 08:45 PM]
Development Update: Week of September 10-14
Updates include: Jason Katims to help out on NBC's "Bionic Woman," TBS to extend "My Boys," FOX begins casting "The Oaks" and A&E issues another cast-contingent pilot order.

[07/17/07 - 06:16 PM]
Recasting Bug Hits NBC's 'Life,' 'Bionic,' Others
Mae Whitman and Melissa Sagemiller are out of NBC's "Bionic Woman" and "Life" respectively, while changes are in store for The CW's "Eight Days a Week" and NBC's "Lipstick Jungle." Plus: a recap of the recastings to date this season.

[06/22/07 - 08:53 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "It Crowd, The" (NBC)

[06/14/07 - 10:13 AM]
NBC Universal Re-Names NBC Universal Television Studio as Universal Media Studios
Universal Media Studios is a full-service production company that was established (as NBC Universal Television Studio) when NBC acquired the assets of Universal in May 2004, carrying on the legacy of both NBC Studios and Universal Network Television.

[06/11/07 - 11:57 AM]
NBC Universal Television Studio Promotes Two Veteran Executives to Head Comedy and Drama Programming Teams
Roth previously served as Vice President, Drama, for NBC Universal Television Studio, while Sanders had been Vice President, Comedy Series.

[05/17/07 - 04:37 PM]
The Futon's Upfront Notes: CBS & the Cw
Find out the various odds and ends from CBS and the CW's presentations you might have missed out on.

[05/14/07 - 02:00 PM]
The Futon's Upfront Notes: Nbc
Find out what's going on with "The Apprentice," which shows have officially been given the axe as well as other odds and ends from the Peacock's upfront presentation.

[05/13/07 - 08:52 PM]
Pilot Trio Lands Pick-Up; NBC Universal Inks Wolf, Smilovic
FOX's "Canterbury's Law," ABC's "Miss/Guided" and NBC's "The IT Crowd" all landed series orders over the weekend as the broadcast networks closed in on the start of upfront week.

[05/11/07 - 01:57 PM]
NBC Adds 'Lipstick,' 'Scrubs'; Locks Up 'Crowd,' 'Journeyman' Creators
"Lipstick," which stars Brooke Shields, Kim Raver and Lindsay Price, joins yesterday's pick-ups "Life," "Journeyman," "The Bionic Woman" and "Chuck."

[03/30/07 - 11:06 PM]
2007 NBC Program Development Guide - Comedy Series
NBC details its 10 comedy pilots under consideration for next season.

[03/30/07 - 01:40 AM]
Development Update: Friday, March 30
Updates include: Joe Keenan to exit "Desperate Housewives," a working title set for the "Grey's Anatomy" spin-off and the usual round of casting news.

[01/30/07 - 12:13 AM]
Development Update: Tuesday, January 30
Updates include: Casting news on NBC's pilots, a new home for Oxygen's "Tease" and VH1 to burn off "Armed & Famous."

[01/17/07 - 12:07 AM]
Development Update: Wednesday, January 17
Updates include: FOX adds two pilots to its roster, casting news on NBC's "The I.T. Crowd" and new scripts at HBO and Showtime.

[01/10/07 - 12:22 AM]
Development Update: Wednesday, January 10
Updates include: Six pilots get the thumbs up from NBC while HBO eyes Kanye West and Ruben Santiago-Hudson projects (plus the weekly cable ratings round-up).

[11/10/06 - 05:30 PM]
Development Update: November 6-10 (Weekly Round-Up)
Over 35 updates on projects in development and tidbits about shows currently on the air!







IT CROWD, THE (NBC)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
11/10/06 - 1/27/10
STATUS:
previously in development (2007-2008 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to pilot
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
series order rescinded
DESCRIPTION:
(from NBC's press release) Ever wonder what's up with those quirky techies who come to fix the office computer when no one's around? "The IT Crowd" is an offbeat series, based on the critically acclaimed British comedy, that offers a humorous behind-the-scenes peek at the people who truly keep the office humming. Roy (Joel McHale, "The Soup") and Moss (Richard Ayoade, "The IT Crowd" -- U.K.) are the misunderstood masters of their high-tech domain, but they lack the people skills to befriend anyone but each other. Their company's head is Denholm (Rocky Carrol, "Chicago Hope"), who wants the IT department to stay segregated and forever banished to the basement. Executive producers are Moses Port ("Just Shoot Me"), David Guarascio ("Just Shoot Me"), Joe Port (NBC's "The Office"), Joe Wiseman ("The Office"), Graham Linehan ("The IT Crowd" -- UK) and Steve Tao ("Red Doors"). Gail Mancuso ("Scrubs," "30 Rock") directed the pilot. "The IT Crowd" is produced by NBC Universal Television Studio.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Jessica St. Clair as Jen
· Joel McHale as Roy
· Richard Ayoade as Moss
· Rocky Carroll as Denholm
CREW INFORMATION:
· David Guarascio as CRTR/EP
· Gail Mancuso as DIR (Pilot)
· Graham Lineman as EP/CRTR (U.K. Series)
· Joe Port as CRTR/EP
· Joe Wiseman as CRTR/EP
· Moses Port as CRTR/EP
· Steve Tao as EP/CRTR (U.K. Series)
GENRE(S):
· comedy (all)
· comedy (multi-camera)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· FremantleMedia North America
· Universal Television