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Adam Levine Sells Comedy to NBC

Production to begin later this year

Adam Levine of Maroon 5 performs in Carson, California.
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August 27, 2013 10:20 AM ET

NBC has picked up a new semi-autobiographical sitcom by Adam Levine and longtime buddy Gene Hong. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the deal comes three months after Levine signed a one-year first-look development deal with the network and managing/producing partner Jordan Feldstein from 222 Productions.

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Levine and Hong, of Community, were roommates in college and will executive produce the show together with Hong writing the script. The duo had previously worked on a scripted comedy set in a karaoke bar, but the show never made it to pilot. 

Universal Television and 222 Productions will produce the comedy, which is scheduled to go into production later this year. 

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