Pickups for NBC

Jason Ritter

NBC has announced it has picked up "The Event," the latest heavily serialized drama courting the "Lost" crowd. It stars Jason Ritter as a guy who discovers a big cover-up while investigating the disappearance of his fiancee.

And then there's "Love Bites," a romantic comedy anthology series starring Becki Newton (''Ugly Betty") and Jordana Spiro (''My Boys").

Also picked up by NBC: A new Jerry Bruckheimer procedural crime drama called "The Chase," about a team of U.S. marshals who hunt down America's most dangerous fugitives.