“NBC is back in business with Amy Poehler,” writes Lesley Goldberg in a scoop for The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed blog.
The story continues, “The network on Thursday handed out a hefty pilot production commitment to ‘Dumb Prince’….”
Also, “[Charlie] Grandy will exec produce alongside Poehler and her Universal TV-based Paper Kite Productions topper Brooke Posch,” the story says.
Goldberg adds that the sitcom will be written by former “Saturday Night Live” writer Grandy and is about “a reluctant Crown Prince’s attempt to run the family business his way, thereby throwing his highly publicized and dysfunctional family into chaos.” Grandy has also written for “The Office” and “The Mindy Project,” the story notes. Grandy has won two Emmys, one as part of the “SNL” writing staff, and the other as part of “The Daily Show” writing staff.
Besides being on “SNL” on NBC, Poehler starred in the comedy “Parks and Recreation,” which was on NBC from 2009 until earlier this year.
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