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'About A Boy': NBC Picks Up Series From 'Parenthood' Creator Jason Katims

05/09/2013 01:47 pm ET | Updated May 10, 2013
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The network picked up the pilot, based on the 2002 movie and Nicholas Hornby's best-selling novel of the same name, from "Parenthood" creator Jason Katims and directed by Jon Favreau.

In NBC's "About A Boy" series, Minnie Driver will play Fiona, the role originated by Toni Collette in the film and "New Girl's" David Walton will play Will, the immature bachelor (originally played by Hugh Grant) who befriends a boy (Benjamin Stockham) who moves in next door with his slightly crazy mom (Driver).

Driver reacted to NBC's decision to pick up "About A Boy" via Twitter:

And Favreau tweeted a photo of the cast after filming on the NBC "About A Boy" pilot wrapped in March:

In addition to "About A Boy," NBC picked up four other pilots to series: J.J. Abrams' "Believe," the Sean Hayes/Victor Fresco comedy, Rand Ravich's "Crisis," starring Dermot Mulroney and Gillian Anderson, and "Family Guide," the comedy starring Parker Posey and "Lost" alum Harold Perrineau.

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