'Parenthood' creator (and co-star!) making doctor drama for NBC

The man responsible for NBC’s critically-beloved Parenthood is going back to the drawing board and creating a new drama for the Peacock that could star the guy dating Sarah Braverman.

Jason Ritter — who plays the hot young teacher on Parenthood and last headlined the short-lived NBC drama The Event – is slated to star in Jason Katims’ drama pilot called County. Its about a group of young doctors, nurses and administrators in a “frenetic underfunded and morally compromising LA County Hospital.” If picked up to series for fall of 2012, Ritter will be too dang busy to keep the love alive on Parenthood so that probably means his character will not be having a baby with Sarah.

Oh, Mr. Katims, the way you toy with our Braverman lovin’ hearts! Stay tuned…

NBC also ordered another drama pilot Monday from the auspices of Dick Wolf and the writing team behind 3:10 to Yuma. Its called Chicago Fire and focuses on — you guessed it! — the fire putter-outers of the Windy City.

The Peacock also ordered a bunch of comedies today.

Hmm…what does this mean for Whitney’s future?

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