09/28/2012 02:49 pm ET

'About A Boy' TV Show: Jason Katims Developing Adaptation For NBC

Get excited, Nick Hornby (and Hugh Grant) fans: Jason Katims is developing an "About A Boy" TV show that's been picked up by NBC, according to

The "Friday Night Lights" and "Parenthood" executive producer is developing a half-hour comedy for NBC based on Hornby's novel and the 2002 movie starring Hugh Grant as a young man (Nicholas Hoult) who hasn't quite come into his own yet, Deadline reports.

Meanwhile, Katims is hard at work at NBC's "Parenthood." According to Mae Whitman -- who plays Amber on the show -- Katims' style is is what makes the show so great.

"I think the one message is really 'be natural' on this show," Whitman told HuffPost TV of how "real" "Parenthood" is. "And that's something that's really rare and I think it's a really beautiful thing that Jason [Katims] has created for us.'"

Fore more on "About A Boy," head over to Deadline.



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