Ted Danson, Tina Fey, and Robert Carlock are teaming up for a new comedy series on NBC. The network announced a straight-to-series order for the project, which follows a wealthy businessman who runs for mayor of Los Angeles and wins unexpectedly. Once he wins the election, he has to quickly figure out what he stands for, gain the respect of his staff, and connect with his teenage daughter. Danson will play the lead in the new show, with Fey and Carlock serving as writer and producer. Danson’s Emmy-nominated comedy “The Good Place” is going into its final season.
“We are thrilled to be back home at NBC and writing for one of the network’s greatest stars of all time, Mary Steenburgen’s husband, Ted,” said Fey and Carlock.
“We are so excited that this is the first NBC show we get to greenlight straight to series,” said George Cheeks and Paul Telegdy, Co-Chairmen, NBC Entertainment. “It’s with talent that we know and love and who have worked on some of the most beloved shows in our network’s history. We can’t wait.”
As producers, Fey and Carlock won three Emmys for their seminal comedy “30 Rock” for Outstanding Comedy Series. Over its seven-season run, “30 Rock” won 16 Emmys in total, and Fey has won six Emmys for writing and/or acting for “30 Rock” and “Saturday Night Live.”
Fey and Carlock are producers of the Netflix/Universal Television series “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” and the show was Emmy nominated four times for Outstanding Comedy Series. Production wrapped this week on the show’s upcoming interactive special for Netflix.
The Carlock-Fey project will be produced by Universal Television, Little Stranger, Bevel Gears and 3 Arts Entertainment. Robert Carlock, Tina Fey, Jeff Richmond and David Miner will executive produce. Eric Gurian, President, will oversee for Little Stranger.
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