2) NBC has not picked it up, they have passed on the series, not picked it up as I initially reported.
Peter G regrets the errors, and would like to point out that he owned up to his error and made a specific blog post, he didn't do like the newspapers do and run the correction under the pollen report. I think I at least deserve props for that.
Watch for the pilot to be burned off sometime this summer. Kelley reportedly wanted the pilot, if picked up, shown without commercials. That likely won't happen now. So that's 18 minutes of material gone (whether that's a bad thing from a story continuity perspective or a good thing given the script's abysmal reputation, I don't know). The full cut will probably turn up on the torrents shortly after it runs on TV.