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NBC Orders New Comedy From 'The Office' Producer THR

NBC has ordered a new ensemble comedy from one of the producers of the network’s veteran sitcom “The Office,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The network bought the script for the show from “Office” co-executive producer Justin Spitzer.

“The move comes a year or so after Spitzer inked an overall deal with Universal Media, which will produce the project,” the story reports. “Spitzer is set to write and executive produce, with Peter Traugott and Rachel Kaplan on board as executive producers through their Universal TV-based TBD Productions. (The pair also is behind a Southern gothic thriller project set in New Orleans, which sold to NBC in mid-August.)”

The show reportedly focuses on a group of friends who are on their way to a wedding when events intervene and change the course of their lives.

Spitzer has been with “The Office” since its third season. As reported previously, NBC announced this week that the upcoming ninth season of the show will be its last.