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NBC orders DC Comics-based "Powerless" with Vanessa Hudgens 
This photo provided by NBC shows, Danny Pudi, from left, as Teddy, Vanessa Hudgens as Emily, and Christina Kirk as Jackie in the NBC television pilot for "Powerless." (Chris Large/NBC via AP)
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A comedy series starring Vanessa Hudgens and set in the DC Comics world is coming to NBC.

The network said Wednesday it's ordered "Powerless" for the 2016-17 season.

Hudgens plays Emily, an insurance adjuster who specializes in damage caused by superheroes. She becomes a hero herself after standing up to the big shots after an especially messy fight.

NBC also is ordering "Trial & Error," described as by the network as a fish-out-of-water comedy. Nicholas D'Agosto plays a New York lawyer who takes on his first big case in a small Southern town.

The cast includes Jayma Mays and Sherri Shepherd, with John Lithgow as the defendant.

NBC and other broadcast networks are set to unveil their full new-season schedules for advertisers in New York City next week.