As part of the network’s late-season pickups, Janine Sherman Barrois will write the pilot script.
Dangerous Moms, a drama from writer Janine Sherman Barrois (ER, Criminal Minds) based on the Spanish model Seoras del (h)Ampa, received a pilot order from the network on Monday.
Dangerous Moms is a dark dramedy about four diverse mothers who destroy the queen bee of their school’s PTA during a demonstration of a new high-end food processor by mistake. As it tells the story of one utterly unprepared group of women who must juggle their daily lives as their worlds are turned upside down, the potential series becomes a female anthem about friendship and family.
Barrios will write the script and executive produce alongside Rachel Kaplan of Absecon Entertainment, Tariq Jalil and Lucas Carter of Intrigue Entertainment, Arantxa Écija of Mediaset Espaa Comunicación, and Santi Botello of Producciones Mandarina SL. The studio is Warner Bros. Television.
The order for Dangerous Moms comes as the broadcast networks prepare to reveal their schedules for the 2021-22 season as part of their virtual upfront presentations to Madison Avenue ad buyers next week. This week, most television networks are busy updating pilot cuts and making choices on bubble shows in preparation for their presentations. It’s worth mentioning that NBC is part of a new content group headed by Frances Berwick and Susan Rovner that is making decisions about pilots that were greenlit by NBC’s previous executive team and were carried over to this season after the pandemic halted pilot season 2020.
NBC is expected to make decisions on current scripted series this week, but midseason scripted pickups might not be announced until later this summer, after new pilots like Dangerous Moms have been tested. The change is part of an effort to keep evolving throughout the year while also trying to return to the conventional TV calendar, which was thrown off by the pandemic.
For the 2021-22 season, NBC has already picked up comedies American Auto and Grand Crew, as well as dramas LaBrea and Ordinary Joe. The Blacklist, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Chicago Fire, Chicago Med, Chicago PD, L&O: SVU, New Amsterdam, This Is Us, and Kenan, Mr. Mayor, and Young Rock are among the returning scripted originals.
Good Girls, Manifest, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, and rookies Debris and Law & Order: Organized Crime are all on the bubble.
Crazy For You, Jefferies, Someone Out There, At That Age, Echo, and an untitled Nick Wootton/Jake Coburn project are all 2020 holdover pilots on NBC. These join the network’s latest orders for Hungry and Getaway.
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