The show's set in a world in which all technology has mysteriously and permanently failed. Jon Favreau will direct, while Billy Burke of "Twilight" will star alongside David Lyons, Giancarlo Esposito, Anna Lise Phillips, Tim Guinee, Andrea Roth, Zak Orth and others.
"The New Normal," a single-camera comedy from Ryan Murphy (of the maddening but highly successful "Glee" and "American Horror Story"), has also been ordered to series at NBC. The show will center on a gay couple (played by Andrew Rannells and Justin Bartha) planning to have a family and the woman (Georgia King) who becomes their surrogate. Ellen Barkin is also in the cast.