Tina Fey Earns a Straight-to-Series Order from NBC for Her New Comedy Starring The Office's Ellie Kemper

By Kaitlin Thomas

Nov 01, 2013

Tina Fey is NBC's golden child, having won approximately 835 Emmys for the network already. So if anyone can save NBC, it's probably Tina Fey, right? It's clear the network is certainly hoping so, because it's ordered 13 episodes of a new single-camera comedy series from Fey and her creative partner Robert Carlock, who won three Emmys for his work on 30 Rock. Yes, that's correct: This is a straight-to-series deal, no pilot process for Ms. Fey! 

The as-yet-untitled sitcom stars The Office's Ellie Kemper as a woman who escapes a doomsday cult and attempts to start her life over in New York City. The series is currently scheduled for a fall 2014 premiere. Fey and Carlock will write, and 30 Rock's David Miner will executive produce.

Does this sound like something you'll watch? 

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  • LeahLefler Nov 02, 2013

    that premise sounds hilarious and original.

  • EsmeBuffay Nov 01, 2013

    I'll certainly give it a shot but the names sell it alot more than the synopsis. How many times have we seen someone trying to start their life or get their life in order in New York City? It's played out, just adding that one unique feature doesn't sound like it's going to make it that different after the first episode. We need to stop setting things in NYC and LA, I've seen enough of those two fucking cities for one life time and I've never been to either.

  • kou_shun_u Nov 01, 2013

    Definately. Don't forget Chicago and [Made-up City], Maine.

  • SokkaAppa Nov 01, 2013

    Not again

  • numberonecubsfa Nov 01, 2013

    Boy, what a lovely picture of her

  • kpk001 Nov 01, 2013

    Fey usually puts up good product but like SNL,tends to run a concept into the ground (ie the sameole-sameole Fey/Poehler we're just a couple of fun and crazy chicks bits they do every award show). And personally I think Kempers one trick pony schtick ran it's course during the last season of the office. But from the unscientific poll of responses here (decidedly female skewed) it appears that this will be given a more than fair shot. Hope it's at least 1/2 as good as 30 roc.


  • Menja Nov 01, 2013

    So going to watch this !

  • Loooooooooooost Nov 01, 2013

    Omg, that sounds great! Good, just cancel Sean Versus the World, put Community back on, then make this show. Easy, I just won the Dead Pool and saved NBC.

  • akyag Nov 01, 2013

    Anything for Lemon..\m/

  • Georgie81 Nov 01, 2013

    Ellie kemper starring with Tina Fey writing. Yeah im in!

  • daniellecio Nov 01, 2013

    Will watch!

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