Pilot Watch: “Bluff City Law” and Kal Penn Comedy “Sunnyside” Picked Up by NBC

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smitspenn.pngNBC is getting upfronts week started off early with new early pickups, Bluff City Law starring Jimmy Smits, and Sunnyside starring Kal Penn.

Bluff City Law follows Memphis lawyer Elijah Strait,the head at an elite law firm that focuses on controversial civil rights cases. This character-driven drama series also stars Caitlin McGee as Elijah’s daughter Sydney.Bluff City Law marks the return to NBC for Jimmy Smits, who previously starred in LA Law, Outlaw, and The West Wing

Sunnyside hails from The Good Place and Brooklyn Nine-Nine creator Mike Schur and stars Kal Penn as a former New York City Councilman who embarrassingly loses his career and decides to help six immigrants fulfill their dream of being American citizens, in attempts find a better purpose in his life.

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