Chuck star Zachary Levi is eyeing a return to NBC as the star of a new series project he is executive producing with Eva Longoria. The half-hour single-camera comedy, Tuned, would showcase Levi’s musical skills, which he displayed in his voice work as the male lead in Disney’s Tangled. (Watch the video for the movie’s Oscar-nominated tune, “I See The Light,” featuring Levi and Mandy Moore.)
Written by Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont (Made Of Honor), Tuned is described as a musical half-hour about an ambitious New Yorker — a role intended for Levi — whose life is upended by sudden musical hallucinations. While these vivid hallucinations threaten to completely derail his enviable life, he’ll eventually realize that they might lead him on a more fulfilling journey. Tuned, which I hear NBC bought pre-emptively, hails from Longoria’s UnbeliEVAble Entertainment and Universal TV, where the company is under a first-look deal. Kaplan, Elfont, Levi and UnbeliEVAble’s Longoria and Ben Spector executive produce.