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

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.

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