Nellie Andreeva

NBC has given the green light to a single-camera comedy from The Office developer/executive producer Greg Daniels starring The Office regular Craig Robinson and written by the show’s supervising producer Owen Ellickson. The untitled project centers on a talented musician (Robinson) with rough edges who adjusts to his new life as a music teacher in a big-city middle school, where he encounters teacher politics and the temptations of single moms. The comedy hails from Universal TV, Daniels’ Deedle Dee Prods and 3 Arts Entertainment. Ellickson, Daniels, Deedle Dee’s Tracy Katsky and 3 Arts’ Howard Klein and Mark Schulman executive produce, with Robinson serving as producer. This marks the second pilot order at NBC for Daniels and his Deedle Dee, joining an untitled half-hour written by another Office writer, Robert Padnick. For a full list of broadcast network pilots, including casting information, and for all Deadline pilot season stories, go to our Pilot Panic page.

Robinson plays the likable Dunder-Mifflin warehouse manager Darryl Philbin on The Office, which he joined as a recurring in the first season and was promoted to regular in Season 4. Daniels is currently overseeing the ninth and final season of the Emmy-winning comedy.

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