Earlier this year when NBC premiered the incredibly buzzed-about Broadway musical drama Smash, the new series opened to plenty of comparison between itself and the once acclaimed musical dramedy Glee. Though the singing series have both gained dedicated fanbases, it seems the networks haven’t given up hope in challenging the genre just yet. Now with networks lining up pilot projects to film next year, NBC is ready to dip into the singing and dancing once more with an all-new college-focused comedy that could become the next bright addition to primetime.
Deadline reports that NBC has begun to develop The Swamp, an all-new single camera comedy from writer/director Tom Brady (The Hot Chick) with Warner Brothers Television set to produce. This will be his first television series since his executive producer MTV comedy Good Vibes, which was cancelled last year following one season on air.
Set in New Orleans, The Swamp ”follows the misadventures of a scramble-style college marching band and its unlikeliest of mentors. Named after the name of the off-campus house where the band members reside, the show is described as a contemporary character comedy with social commentary and musical performances”.
There’s no word on whether or not the potential new series is greenlit, but that decision will likely be made either before the year is up or when we hit 2013 as pilot season moves into production.