*NBC has added an African American comedy to its development slate. “Ordinary People,” from “America’s Next Top Model” co-developer Kenya Barris, is described as “Mad About You” meets “The Cosby Show,” according to the Hollywood Reporter. Inspired by Barris’ real-life experiences, the sitcom revolves around Kevin and Kelsey Whitmore, a married couple in their late 20s who are fast-tracked professionals with four kids. After spending most of his time on the road as a Rolling Stone music reporter, Kevin is promoted to columnist and works from home, a change that requires adjustment for everyone in the family. Also on NBC’s development slate is the drama “Nola Rising,” which revolves around the pairing of a down-on-his-luck private investigator and a charismatic ex-con capable of being inhabited by ghosts. Together they become unlikely partners to help solve the problems of New Orleans citizens, living or dead. The project is from writer Diane Ademu-John (“Medium”). Both “Nola Rising” and “Ordinary People” are set up at Universal Media Studios. As previously reported, NBC has also ordered a comedy from executive producers Don Cheadle and Aaron McGruder. The project revolves around mismatched brothers who reunite to open a private security company.