Tina Fey - NBC Order Sitcom From Tina Fey, Starring Ellie Kemper

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Ellie Kemper will return to our televisions in a new sitcom. The Office actress will be the star of a new comedy written and produced by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock. The 30 Rock alumni will return to NBC next Autumn.

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Tina Fey will produce and write the new sitcom.

NBC have ordered thirteen episodes from Fey and Carlock which will centre on Kemper. Few details of the plot have been revealed as yet although, according to reports in Entertainment Weekly, Kemper stars as a woman who "escapes from a doomsday cult and starts life over in New York City."

Fey created, wrote and starred in 30 Rock whilst Robert Carlock produced the hit series. Their partnership has been highly praised by those involved in the upcoming project. As USA Today reported, Fey and Carlock worked together on all seven seasons of 30 Rock which ended in January of this year. On the subject of the pair's working relationship, Robert Greenblatt, the chairman of NBC Entertainment, 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." 

The President of NBC Entertainment, Jennifer Salke, also praised the two highly for their "original voices." She added "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."

Ellie Kemper
Ellie Kemper will star in the sitcom.

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13 episodes of the sitcom have been ordered by NBC.


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