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NBC has picked up Believe, About A Boy, Family Guide, and Sean Hayes comedy Sean Saves The World. New Series: NBC Believes About A Boy With Sean Hayes

Crisis wasn’t the only new series pickup announced by NBC today… series orders have gone out for more pilots, and chances are good that they’re not done yet.

Believe from Alfonso Cuaron, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk is a genre pick for the network. Here’s the logline:

An unlikely relationship develops between a young girl named Bo (Johnny Sequoyah) with a gift and a man named Tate (Jake McLaughlin) sprung from prison who has been tasked with protecting her from the evil elements that hunt her power.

Kyle MacLachlan also stars, which makes us think again about how we’d like to see Twin Peaks coming back someday.

About A Boy is a half hour that was previously adapted into a movie starring Hugh Grant. Here’s how they describe that one:

An adaptation of Nick Hornby’s novel and the 2002 Hugh Grant feature film, it follows the relationship between a bachelor man-child (Bent‘s David Walton) and the young boy (1600 Penn‘s Benjamin Stockham) who moves in next door with his crazy, single mother (Minnie Driver).

Next up, Sean Hayes shows up in something that is hopefully better than Smash with Sean Saves The World:

Centers on Sean (Hayes), a guy who must figure out how to parent his 14-year-old daughter — who just moved in — while juggling a temperamental new boss at work.

MORE UPDATES: NBC has also picked up Family Guide with Parker Posey and J.K. Simmons. That title sounds way too much like a certain FOX animated dominator for our liking, but hey, if it works, it works:

A son who idolizes his blind father and is bemused by his mother’s (Parker Posey) newfound adolescence watches his family come closer together post-divorce.

These pickups join an already-picked-up comedy starring Michael J. Fox, and more announcements are sure to come. NBC will be announcing their 2013-2014 schedule on Monday. Loglines come courtesy of THR.

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