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NBC Picks Up Comedy Series From ‘30 Rock’s Tina Fey & Robert Carlock Starring Ellie Kemper With 13-Episode Order

By | Thursday October 31, 2013 @ 10:00am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

30 Rock executive producers/showrunners Tina Fey and Robert Carlock will be back on NBC next fall with a new New York-based single-camera series starring another familiar NBC face, The Office alumna Ellie Kemper. The network has given a straight-to-series 13-episode order to the untitled project, written by Fey and Carlock. It will center on a woman (Kemper) who escapes from a doomsday cult and starts life over in New York City. Universal TV and Fey’s studio-based Little Stranger are producing, with Fey, Carlock and 3 Arts’ David Miner executive producing.

“Tina and Robert, who cemented their partnership on 30 Rock, have created a new signature comedy for us that is audacious, emotional, and clever,” said NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt. Added Entertainment President Jennifer Salke, “Original voices like Tina and Robert don’t come along very often, and we wanted them back on the air as soon as possible. And to have them working with Ellie Kemper — who we watched grow up on The Office from supporting player to leading actress — puts the whole package together.”

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‘The Office’s Ellie Kemper Joins ‘Sex Tape’

By | Friday September 20, 2013 @ 2:59pm PDT

Ellie Kemper has been cast in Sex Tape, the Sony Pictures comedy directed by Jake Kasdan that was just shifted to a July 18, 2014 release date. Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel star in the pic about young parents whose raunchy home video is accidentally synched to a handful of other devices (including her mother’s and the mailman’s), and they embark on a wild quest to retrieve them. Rob Corddry and Rob Lowe co-star. Kate Angelo wrote the original screenplay that was revised by Kasdan, Segel and Nicholas Stoller. On the big screen, Kemper broke out in Bridesmaids and will next be seen in Lynn Shelton’s Laggies opposite Keira Knightley. On TV, Kemper appeared on the final five seasons of NBC’s The Office and currently has a recurring role on Fox’s The Mindy Project. She is repped by WME and Mosaic.

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