NBC Orders Trial & Error, DC Comics Comedy Powerless to Series

Marisa Roffman
Powerless - Season Pilot
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The DC Comics universe is expanding to comedy: NBC has picked up Powerless, which follows a non-powered insurance adjuster who specializes in the damage caused by those big superhero fights. The series was created by Ben Queen, and stars Vanessa Hudgens, Alan Tudyk, Danny Pudi, and Christina Kirk.

Joining Powerless on NBC's schedule for the 2016-2017 is fellow comedy, Trial & Error. That series follows a New York lawyer who goes to a small town for his first big case. The series was created by Jeff Astrof and Matt Miller, and stars John Lithgow, Nicholas D'Agosto, Jayma Mays, Sherri Shepherd, Steven Boyer, and Krysta Rodriguez.

Here's more from NBC on both shows.

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Powerless

“POWERLESS”

In the first comedy series set in the universe of DC Comics, Vanessa Hudgens (“Grease Live,” “High School Musical”) plays Emily, a spunky young insurance adjuster specializing in regular-people coverage against damage caused by the crime-fighting superheroes. It’s when she stands up to one of these larger-than-life figures (after an epic battle messes with her commute) that she accidentally becomes a cult “hero” in her own right … even if it’s just to her group of lovably quirky co-workers. Now, while she navigates her normal, everyday life against an explosive backdrop, Emily might just discover that being a hero doesn’t always require superpowers.

The cast includes Vanessa Hudgens, Alan Tudyk, Danny Pudi and Christina Kirk.

Ben Queen serves as writer and executive producer. Director Michael Patrick Jann (pilot) also executive produces. “Powerless” is produced by Warner Bros. Television and based on the characters from DC Comics.

Trial & Error

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Trial & Error

“TRIAL & ERROR”

In this outrageous fish-out-of-water comedy, bright-eyed New York lawyer Josh Segal heads to a tiny Southern town for his first big case. His mission? To defend an eccentric, “rollercizing” poetry professor (John Lithgow, “3rd Rock From the Sun”) accused of the bizarre murder of his beloved wife. Settling into his makeshift office behind a taxidermy shop and meeting his quirky team of local misfits, Josh suspects that winning his first big case will not be easy, especially when his client is always making himself look guilty. “Making a Murderer” can be funny!

The cast includes John Lithgow, Nicholas D’Agosto, Jayma Mays, Sherri Shepherd, Steven Boyer and Krysta Rodriguez.

Jeff Astrof and Matt Miller serve as writers and executive producers. Jeffrey Blitz directs. “Trial & Error” is produced by Barge Productions and Good Session Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television."