NBC has placed orders for two new comedy projects with impressive star power behind them — one from “30 Rock” pair Tina Fey and Robert Carlock and another from Michael Schur, creator of “Parks & Recreation,” Variety reports.
“NBC Entertainment Chairman Bob Greenblatt announced the high-profile pickups, both from Universal Television, Thursday during his presentation at the Television Critics Assn. press tour at the Beverly Hilton,” Variety notes.
The report adds: “The Fey-Carlock project was created by another ’30 Rock’ alum, Tracey Wigfield. It revolves around a millennial woman whose life is complicated when her New Jersey mother gets an internship at the cable network where she works.”
The Fey project received a pilot order, with NBC placing a straight-to-series order for 13 episodes of the Schur project. NBC has been mum about the details of the Schur effort other than noting that it focuses on a strong female character.