Tina Fey has decided to return to NBC where she rocketed to stardom with Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock. Fey has become a household name due to her immense popularity and wit that she carried with her on 30 rock especially, as the creator, star and one of the writers.
The latest venture for Fey is another NBC comedy, where she will team up with her producing partner on 30 Rock, Robert Carlock. The series has already been given a 13-episode straight to series order, with Ellie Kemper attached to star in the series.
It will also be a return to NBC for Kemper, who previously appeared in The Office as Erin the secretary, starting in 2009. Fey and Carlock will write the show together and serve as the executive producers, along with David Milner. Since The Office ended, Kemper has also been in the hit comedy Bridesmaids, and is an actress in high demand because of her success on the show.
Tina Fey is writing and producing a new show starring Ellie Kemper. UHHH YEAH. THANK YOU.
— Jac (@jaccc) November 4, 2013
Tina Fey has certainly made an impression with NBC after a number of years in business, and fans will likely be excited for her return as well. NBC’s entertainment chairman said of the new show coming from Fey and Carlock, “Tina and Robert, who cemented their partnership on ’30 Rock,’ have created a new signature comedy for us that is audacious, emotional, and clever.
The new handheld-camera style show is set to center on a woman who is able to escape from a doomsday cult and start a new life for herself in New York City. The series will run as a half-hour comedy, and is produced by Little Stranger and Universal Television. In a joint statement from Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, they spoke of their time with NBC saying “We have been lucky enough to work at NBC for our entire careers and we thank Bob [Greenblatt] and Jen [Salke] for their continued support.”
TINA FEY IS WRITING A NEW SHOW. EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE OKAY. I SHOULD DRINK LESS COFFEE.
— Sonia Stanger (@strangesonia) November 4, 2013
The news of the show given a series order also comes after a very successful couple of months for Tina Fey, who recently won an Emmy for her writing on the series finale of 30 Rock. It was also announced recently that she would be returning as the co-host of the Golden Globes, along with NBC favorite Amy Poehler.
Tina Fey’s new show has not been given a title yet, but it is set to debut in the fall of 2014.