NBC, which unveils its programming plans for next season this Monday, has announced the pick-up of single camera sitcoms “Powerless” and “Trial and Error.” Powerless” is the first comedy series set in the universe of DC Comics, and it features Vanessa Hudgens (“Grease Live,” “High School Musical”) as a spunky young insurance adjuster specializing in regular-people coverage against damage caused by the crime-fighting superheroes. “Trial & Error” follows bright-eyed New York lawyer Josh Segal who heads to a tiny Southern town to defend an eccentric poetry professor accused of the bizarre murder of his beloved wife. It stars John Lithgow, Nicholas D’Agosto, Jayma Mays, Sherri Shepherd, Steven Boyer and Krysta Rodriguez. Both projects are from Warner Bros. TV.
Here are the official descriptions of both:
Studio: Warner Bros TV
In the first comedy series set in the universe of DC Comics, Vanessa Hudgens plays EmiPowerless – Season Pilotly, a spunky young insurance adjuster specializing in regular-people coverage against damage caused by the crime-fighting superheroes. It’s when she stands up to one of these larger-than-life figures (after an epic battle messes with her commute) that she accidentally becomes a cult “hero” in her own right … even if it’s just to her group of lovably quirky co-workers. Now, while she navigates her normal, everyday life against an explosive backdrop, Emily might just discover that being a hero doesn’t always require superpowers.
Cast: Vanessa Hudgens, Danny Pudi, Alan Tudyk, Christina Kirk
“Trial & Error’
Barge Productions & Good Session Productions in association with Warner Bros TV
In this outrageous fish-out-of-water comedy, bright-eyed New York lawyer Josh Segal Trial & Error – Season Pilotheads to a tiny Southern town for his first big case. His mission? To defend an eccentric, “rollercizing” poetry professor (John Lithgow) accused of the bizarre murder of his beloved wife. Settling into his makeshift office behind a taxidermy shop and meeting his quirky team of local misfits, Josh suspects that winning his first big case will not be easy, especially when his client is always making himself look guilty. “Making a Murderer” can be funny!
Cast: Nick D’Agosto, Steven Boyer, John Lithgow, Sherri Shepherd, Jayma Mays, Krysta Rodriguez