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Tina Fey and Ted Danson are teaming up for a new NBC comedy that, in a clear vote of confidence, has already received a 13-episode order from the network, it was announced Thursday. The series is a high-profile, high-priority project for NBC, as the duo have nearly a dozen Emmys between them.
Danson will star as a wealthy businessman who runs for mayor of Los Angeles for all the wrong reasons. Once Danson’s character wins, he has to figure out what he stands for, gain the respect of his staff, and connect with his teenage daughter, all while controlling the coyote population. It sounds like pretty standard network sitcom fare to me, with the exception of those coyotes, which could be just the kind of wild card that a series like this may need to distinguish itself these days.
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Fey will write and produce the series alongside Robert Carlock, with whom she previously worked on NBC’s 30 Rock and Netflix’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. The untitled series hails from Universal Television, which explains the network’s decision to order 13 episodes before a pilot has even been filmed. Fey’s Little Stranger banner is also producing along with Bevel Gears...
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