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Reiser returns to NBC as the network orders its last new series for 2010-11 [Updated]

May 16, 2010 | 10:09 am

NBC rounded out its pickups Saturday with a perfect dozen.

And that means that Paul Reiser is headed back to NBC. The network has picked up "Next," a single-camera comedy that spoofs Reiser's travails with personal relationships. Written by Jonathan Shapiro ("Boston Legal") in a co-production with Reiser, it is shot in documentary style and follows a fictionalized version of Reiser as he balances life as a husband, father and friend.

Reiser gave NBC one of its biggest hits in the 1990s with "Mad About You," a romantic comedy costarring Helen Hunt.

The rest of the cast includes: Amy Landecker ("Law & Order: Criminal Intent"), Duane Martin ("Rita Rocks"), Ben Shenkman ("Damages"), Andrew Daly ("The Life and Times of Tim"), Omid Djalili ("Gladiator"),  Koby Rouviere ("How I Met Your Mother"), and Brock Waidmann.

NBC is not expected to pick up any more new shows.  The network has ordered eight dramas and four single-camera comedies.

[Updated: May 17, 3:31 p.m. The correct title of this comedy is "The Paul Reiser Show." "Next" is a former title.]

-- Maria Elena Fernandez and Scott Collins

Photo: Paul Reiser. Credit: Getty Images


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