NBC is hoping lightning will strike a few more times. The network has ordered new comedies from Parks and Recreation's Mike Schur and 30 Rock's Tina Fey and Robert Carlock. Bob Greenblatt, chairman of NBC Entertainment, announced the news Thursday at the Television Critics Association summer press tour.
Described as a "high concept comedy" about a woman wrestling with what it means to be good, Schur's A Good Place (which is still a working title) will feature another strong and complicated lead female character not unlike Amy Poehler's Leslie Knope. "He came in recently and pitched the entire first season, and we loved it so much we ordered it to production," said Greenblatt in a statement.
Parks and Recreation wrapped up its acclaimed seven-season run in February on NBC, and is currently nominated for an Outstanding Comedy Series Emmy Award. Schur is also the executive producer for Fox's Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Aziz Ansari's new upcoming Netflix comedy Master of None.
NBC has also handed out a pilot production order to a new "slightly autobiographical" comedy from 30 Rock and The Mindy Project writer/producer Tracey Wigfield. The as-yet-untitled project will be produced by Fey and Carlock, who also produced 30 Rock and are currently working on Netflix's Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt together. The new project is set at a cable news network and follows a daughter whose relationship with her mother is challenged when the latter reenters the workforce and lands an internship at the network.
Do either of these comedies sound interesting to you?