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NBC Acquires Amy and Greg Poehler Comedy Welcome to Sweden

NBC has acquired the U.S. broadcast rights to Welcome to Sweden, a sitcom from Amy Poehler and her brother Greg, Deadline reports. The semi-autobiographical comedy will star creator Greg as Bruce, a New York accountant, who falls for a Swedish girl Emmy (Josephine Bornebusch) and follows her to Sweden.

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NBC has acquired the U.S. broadcast rights to Welcome to Sweden, a sitcom from Amy Poehler and her brother Greg, Deadline reports.

The semi-autobiographical comedy will star creator Greg as Bruce, a New York accountant, who falls for a Swedish girl Emmy (Josephine Bornebusch) and follows her to Sweden. Lena Olin will play Emma's mother Viveka, with Illeana Douglas and Patrick Duffy as Bruce's parents.Welcome to Sweden will also feature cameos from Amy, Will Ferrell,Aubrey Plaza and Gene Simmons.

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Welcome to Sweden was originally commissioned by Sweden's TV4 as the network's first English language series. Amy and Greg will executive-produce the comedy, which will film in Sweden, New York and Los Angeles.

This is the third series the Parks and Recreation star will potentially have on air in 2014. Last spring, she sold a 10-episode scripted comedy, Broad City, to Comedy Central.