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NBC Orders Will Ferrell's 'Anchorman'-Esque Comedy

January 16, 2014 (9:01 am) GMT
In addition to Ferrell-executive produced 'Mission Control', the network gives pilot orders to Dan Mazer's 'Love Is Relative' and Jason Katims' 'Ellen More or Less'.
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NBC has ordered three comedy pilots, including one from . Executive produced by the "" star and Adam McKay, "Mission Control" is set in 1962 and in the tone of "".

The workplace ensemble follows a strong woman who butts heads with a macho astronaut in the race to land on the moon. "" creator/star David Hornsby wrote and executive produces the pilot.

"Love Is Relative" hailed from "" and "" writer Dan Mazer has also received a pilot order from NBC. The multi-camera comedy centers on a couple who start to see their marriage in a whole new way after her newly divorced brother moves in. Mazer, Tom Werner and Tom Lassally will serve as executive producers.

The third comedy pilot that has been picked up by the Peacock is "Ellen More or Less" (working title, previously called "Formerly Fat Girl") about an average size woman begins reinventing herself in life and love after losing 100 lbs. Loosely based on the nonfiction book "10 Lessons From a Former Fat Girl", it written by J.J. Philbin ("") and executive produced by Jason Katims ("").

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