Fey teams up with 30 Rock's Robert Carlock to give birth to a new show.
Is there any comedy actress in Hollywood more in demand than Ms. Tina Fey right now? The Mean Girls writer and actress has not only been booked for another two years hosting the Golden Globes with bestie and fellow actress Amy Poehler, but she's also made her triumphant return to hosting SNL and has now seen her newly devised comedy show greenlit by NBC. Not to mention winning an Emmy award along the way.
Tina Fey's New Comedy Is Greenlit.
The new series will apparently star The Office's Ellie Kemper and will be written and produced by Fey as well as 30 Rock's Robert Carlock, reports The Hollywood Reporter. NBC have ordered 13 straight-to-series episodes of the new comedy which is set to air in Autumn 2014. The series will feature a woman, played by Kemper, who "escapes from a doomsday cult and starts life over in New York City."
Jennifer Salke, President of NBC Entertainment spoke of her channel's enthusiasm for Fey and Carlock's new show: "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."
Ellie Kemper Will Play The Lead Character In The New Comedy.
She added: "We feel fortunate to be in business with this entire creative team on something so funny, unique, and attention-getting."
"Tina and Robert, who cemented their partnership on 30 Rock, have created a new signature comedy for us that is audacious, emotional, and clever," commented Bob Greenblatt, chairman of NBC Entertainment. He added "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 Fey Is On A Roll!
Eight-time Emmy winner Fey indeed has had an exceedingly successful and busy year, and has recently acquired a series commitment for a women's-college-themed comedy for Fox after numerous networks placed bids.