Monday, January 6, 2014

NBC Hands Out 6-Episode Series Commitment to 'Mr. Robinson' Starring Craig Robinson

Nearly a year after ordering the comedy project to pilot, NBC has handed out a six-episode series order for Mr. Robinson - starring The Office alum Craig Robinson.

Mr. Robinson centers on a journeyman musician (Robinson) who gets a job as a music teacher at a middle school. While teaching the kids everything from rock to the blues, he simultaneously learns how to put the school's rules to the test.

The original pilot, produced during the last development cycle, was written by Owen Ellickson and executive produced by Greg Daniels and Tracy Katsky. The new version will be done by brothers Mark and Robb Cullens with executive producers Howard Klein and Mark Schulman. Also, Robinson will not be credited as a producer.

Robinson is the only actor with a deal to return to the series. However, additional deals for original co-stars Larenz Tate, Jean Smart, Amanda Lund, Amandla Stenberg and Steve Little are expected to come shortly.

Universal Television and 3 Arts Entertainment will produce.