Lorne Michaels Comedy Pilot Lands at NBC

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Lorne Michaels Comedy Pilot Lands at NBC
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Lorne Michaels Comedy Pilot Lands at NBC

"Saturday Night Live" boss Lorne Michaels is broadening his relationship with NBC via a new comedy pilot.

The untitled project will star stand-up comic (and "SNL" writer) John Mulaney, and is loosely based on his life.

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Mulaney will also write and executive-produce the project, with Michaels, Andrew Singer, Dave Becky and David Miner also executive-producing. The project will be produced by Universal Television, Broadway Video and 3 Arts Entertainment.

Last month, Michaels -- along with "Up in the Air" director Jason Reitman and "Girls" co-executive producer Bruce Eric Kaplan -- sold a comedy pilot, "People in New Jersey," to HBO. That project centers around an adult brother and sister who puzzle over the big and small mysteries of life while living in New Jersey.

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