Tina Fey Bringing Us New Sitcom

NBC gives series order to Ellie Kemper sitcom

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 1, 2013 10:11 AM CDT

(Newser) – Good news, Tina Fey fans: The 30 Rock star is producing a new sitcom, and NBC just gave it a rare straight-to-series order for 13 episodes to premiere next fall. The as-yet-untitled single-camera comedy stars The Office star Ellie Kemper, Variety reports. It's about a woman starting over in New York after escaping a doomsday cult. "We have been lucky enough to work at NBC for our entire careers (except when Robert worked at The Dana Carvey Show, now available on DVD) and we thank Bob [Greenblatt] and Jen [Salke] for their continued support," say Fey and co-producer Robert Carlock in a statement, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Actress Ellie Kemper arrives at the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013.
Actress Ellie Kemper arrives at the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013.   (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
Tina Fey accepts the award for outstanding female actor in a comedy series for “30 Rock” at the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Sunday Jan. 27, 2013.
Tina Fey accepts the award for outstanding female actor in a comedy series for “30 Rock” at the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Sunday Jan. 27, 2013.   (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
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