NBC has confirmed three additions to its programing lineup, including the drama series Lincoln.
Based on Jeffery Deaver's 1997 novel The Bone Collector, the show follows NYPD forensic detective Lincoln Rhyme as he attempts to track down the notorious serial killer who forced him out of the field. Variety reports the series will star Russell Hornsby as the title character, as well as Arielle Kebbel, Brían F. O’Byrne, Tate Ellington, Courtney Grosbeck, Ramses Jimenez, Brooke Lyons, Roslyn Ruff, and Michael Imperioli. Seth Gordon has been tapped to direct the drama, with VJ Boyd and Mark Bianculli signing on as writers and executive producers.
The Bone Collector's 1999 film adaptation starred Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie.
NBC also picked up two comedies: Perfect Harmony and Indebted. The former is a single-cam sitcom about an ex-Princeton music professor who unexpectedly stumbles across a small-town church choir. Bradley Whitford leads the cast, which includes Anna Camp, Tymberlee Hill, Rizwan Manji, Will Greenberg, Geno Segers and Spencer Allport. Lesley Wake Webster (New Girl) will write and executive producer.
Indebted centers on young parents Dave and Rebecca who must learn to co-exist with Dave's down-and-out mom and dad. Dan Levy will write and executive produce the comedy, which stars Adam Pally, Abby Elliott, Steven Weber, and Fran Drescher.
Earlier this week, NBC confirmed it had picked up Kenan Thompson's sitcom The Kenan Show, in addition to the drama Bluff City Law, comedy Sunnyside, feel-good drama Council of Dads, and musical drama Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist.