NBC Orders Comedy from Tina Fey
Tina Fey is returning to NBC — behind the camera at least.
NBC has given a 13-episode order to a new comedy from Fey and her fellow 30 Rock executive producer Robert Carlock. The series will star Office alum Ellie Kemper as a woman who escapes from a doomsday cult and starts life over in New York City. The series is slated for a fall 2014 debut.
"Tina and Robert, who cemented their partnership on 30 Rock, have created a new signature comedy for us that is audacious, emotional, and clever," NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt said in a statement. "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."
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Fey and Carlock also have a series commitment from Fox for a show set at a women's college that begins accepting men for the first time in its history.