Thursday, July 18, 2019

Ted Danson and Tina Fey Team Up for New Comedy at NBC

NBC is bringing two of its comedy icons together for a new series - which has received a straight-to-series order today. Ted Danson (Cheers, The Good Place) is set to star, while 30 Rock's Tina Fey and Robert Carlock are writing. A premiere date window and episode count were not immediately announced.

Danson will star 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 and Carlock will executive produce with Jeff Richmond and David Miner. Universal Television, Little Stranger and 3 Arts Entertainment will produce.

"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 of 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."

"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," added Fey and Carlock.