Tina Fey and Ellie Kemper are returning to NBC sooner than you might have thought, and this time they will be working together. The peacock network committed to 13 episodes of a new half-hour comedy starring the former The Office star and 30 Rock scribe/star. This one has Fey writing again (alongside Robert Carlock) and Kemper in front of the camera as a woman who escapes from a doomsday cult and starts her life over in New York.
“Tina and Robert, who cemented their partnership on 30 Rock, have created a new signature comedy for us that is audacious, emotional, and clever,” said Chairman of NBC Entertainment Bob Greenblatt said in a statement to the press.
“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.”
Jennifer Salke, President of NBC Entertainment echoed Greenblatt's statement, adding: “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. We feel fortunate to be in business with this entire creative team on something so funny, unique, and attention-getting.”
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