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J. J. Abrams’ Apocalypse Drama Gets a Greenlight From NBC

J. J. Abrams' Apocalypse Drama Gets a Greenlight From NBC

J. J. Abrams’ new apocalypse drama is coming to NBC. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the network’s going forward with may or may not still be titled “Revolution,” the latest TV series from prolific executive producer Abrams (whose “Persons of Interest” has been renewed on CBS, though other new series “Alcatraz” has yet to get a yea or nay on Fox, the network that reupped for one more season of his other other show “Fringe”) and “Supernatural” creator Eric Kripke.

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.

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