NBC has given the go-ahead to just one new comedy for the 2007-08 season, according to reports.

The network has ordered 6 half-hour episodes of The IT Crowd, a sitcom set in a computer workplace.

Based on a UK format - a second series airs soon on Channel 4 - The IT Crowd has been earmarked for a midseason launch.

The network also gave the go-ahead to comedy drama Lipstick Jungle, centring on a trio of successful businesswomen in New York.