Looks like NBC’s Must See Tv might not be over, after all.
“Fey and Carlock, the creative minds also behind Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, will produce an untitled comedy from Emmy-winning writer Tracey Wigfield (30 Rock). “Tracey has created a lightly autobiographical, very relatable comedy about an up-and-coming millennial woman working at a cable news network where her mother happens to get a job after going back into the work place,” Greenblatt said. “The combination of Tina, Robert, and Tracey, we think, is about as good as it gets.”
Calling Schur “one of the most gifted comedy writers in our business,” Greenblatt gave a few details about his other new comedy, A Good Place. “He came in recently and laid out the whole season for us and we loved it so much that it was just ordered it in the room,” Greenblatt said. “The guy who brought Amy Poehler to primetime is going to be bringing us another strong and very complicated lead female character. This is a high-concept comedy like nothing seen before about a woman wrestling with what it means to be good.”
Where the Fey-Carlock project has been ordered to pilot production, A Good Place has been given a 13-episode series commitment order.”
I mean…you know I’m on board. I’ll watch anything with Michael Schur, Tina Fey, and/or Robert Carlock behind it. NBC is desperate for a comedy hit too, so I think they’ll even give these shows time to breathe if they need it. Also, hooray for Tracey Wigfield! She is AMAZING, def next Tina Fey.
Wonderful! Primetime Emmys for Lead Actess(es) in a Comedy Series are there somewhere.