Newswire: Milo Ventimiglia and Mandy Moore to star in NBC birthday dramedy

Capitalizing on that vaguely interesting moment produced when you find out someone has the same birthday as you—except in the form of a season-long TV show that’ll cost millions of dollars to produce—NBC has announced that it’s cast five of the eight parts in its planned “shared birthdays” dramedy. The untitled show is the brainchild of Galavant producer Dan Fogelman, a man who once successfully sold a movie studio a script about Santa Claus’ ne’er do well brother Fred, and is thus probably capable of convincing anyone to do anything he wants. Case in point: Talking Mandy Moore and Heroes’ Milo Ventimiglia into playing two of his birthday buddies, sinking their collective teeth into a premise that kind of sounds like Orphan Black, except instead of clones, they all just read the same section of the newspaper horoscope.

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