The network has ordered comedy pilots from Amy Poehler and Rashida Jones, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Poehler's untitled half-hour comedy project hails from writer Charlie Grandy (The Mindy Project, The Office) and centers on Karl, who after years of partying that earned him the "black sheep" label, returns home to compete with his brother for the family throne. Grandy will exec produce alongside Poehler and her Universal TV-based Paper Kite Productions topper Brooke Posch. 3 Arts' Dave Becky will also exec produce the comedy.
Jones' ensemble multicam comedy Good Fortune comes from writers Craig Gerard and Matt Zinman (Telenovela) and follows a hyper-structured young woman whose life is upended when she starts taking advice from a mysterious fortune teller. Gerard and Zinman will exec produce with Jones and her producing partner, Will McCormack. The duo's shingle Le Train Train will co-produce with 20th Century TV.
The pilot orders mark a homecoming for Poehler, who starred on Parks and Recreation for seven seasons, and Jones, who left the series midway through season six. Jones also exec produced the short-lived romantic comedy A to Z.
In addition to Broad City, which Poehler exec produces for Comedy Central, the Saturday Night Live veteran is an EP on The UCB Show, which airs on NBC's digital initiative Seeso, which launched earlier this month.
Thus far this development season, NBC has been aggressive with comedy orders from established players including Parks and Rec boss Mike Schur as well as Tina Fey-Robert Carlock half-hour. Schur has two comedies: A Good Place, which received a straight-to-series order, and a second project with 30 Rock alum Matt Hubbard that was picked up to pilot earlier this month along with the Fey-Carlock collaboration. Other comedy pilot pickups this month hail from Marlon Wayans and DC Comics.
In addition to returning half-hour Undateable and The Carmichael Show, the network has freshman comediesTelenovela, Superstore and the upcoming Crowded.