Saturday, February 13, 2016

NBC orders new Tina Fey comedy about woman who escapes cult

Tina Fey and fellow 30 Rock showrunner Robert Carlock have reportedly received a 13-episode series order for a new single-camera comedy set to air on NBC next fall.

NBC orders new Tina Fey comedy about woman who escapes cult

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This image released by NBC shows Tina Fey as Liz Lemon, left, and Jane Krakowski as Jenna Maroney in a scene from the series finale of "30 Rock," airing Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013 on NBC. (AP Photo/NBC,  Ali Goldstein)
This image released by NBC shows Tina Fey as Liz Lemon, left, and Jane Krakowski as Jenna Maroney in a scene from the series finale of "30 Rock," airing Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013 on NBC. (AP Photo/NBC, Ali Goldstein)

Tina Fey and fellow 30 Rock showrunner Robert Carlock have reportedly received a 13-episode series order for a new single-camera comedy set to air on NBC next fall.

Though the series doesn't yet have a title, it'll star Ellie Kemper from The Office as a woman who escaped her life in a doomsday cult and moved to New York City for a fresh start.

“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 NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt. Added entertainment president Jennifer Salke, “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.

Get your "blerg" face ready, people. [Deadline]

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