NBC Lands 'Signature Comedy' Series From Tina Fey EW
A new comedy from "SNL" and "30 Rock" veteran Tina Fey has received a series order from NBC. EW.com reports that the series, which received a 13-episode order for fall 2014, will star "The Office" actress Ellie Kemper.
The sitcom will be written and produced by Fey and her "30 Rock" collaborator Robert Carlock.
NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt said: “Tina and Robert, who cemented their partnership on '30 Rock,' have created a new signature comedy for us that is audacious, emotional, and clever. While tapping into very relatable themes, there isn’t anything like this anywhere else on television. NBC has been their home for many years and we’re so happy that they’ve found another way to push the comedy envelope for us.”
Kemper will play a woman who escapes from a doomsday cult and seeks a fresh start in New York, the report notes.
NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke added: “Original voices like Tina and Robert don’t come along very often and we wanted them back on the air as soon as possible. And to have them working with Ellie Kemper -- who we watched grow up on 'The Office' from supporting player to leading actress -- puts the whole package together. We feel fortunate to be in business with this entire creative team on something so funny, unique, and attention-getting.”