NBC is bringing together two of its biggest stars in Ted Danson and Tina Fey for a new comedy.
The network has issued a straight to series order for a series which will star Danson as a wealthy businessman who runs for mayor of Los Angeles for all the wrong reasons. Once he 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.
Fey will write and produce alongside Robert Carlock. Universal Television will produce.
“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 in a joint statement.
“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.”
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.
LINK ORIGINAL: Variety