NBC is assembling a team of comedy all-stars for a new comedy series, uniting Emmy-winning actor Ted Danson with “30 Rock” creator Tina Fey and showrunner Robert Carlock.
Danson, who was nominated Tuesday for an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for a record 13th time for “The Good Place,” will play the lead in the untitled series from Fey and Carlock. The project, which will be produced by Universal Television, received a straight-to-series order.
“The series is about a wealthy businessman who runs for mayor of Los Angeles for all the wrong reasons,” NBC says in its announcement. “Once he wins he has to figure out what he stands for, gain the respect of his staff, and connect with his teenage daughter, all while controlling the coyote population.”
Danson won two Emmys in the 1990s for playing Sam Malone on NBC’s “Cheers,” a role that earned him 11 consecutive nominations from 1983-1993.
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