NBC saw the conclusion of two of its most impactful comedy TV series — “30 Rock” and “Parks and Recreation” — in recent years, and the network is looking for lightning to strike again with new show in development from both series’ creators.
Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, the duo behind “30 Rock” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” are working on a pilot for an untitled comedy written by Tracey Wigfield (“30 Rock,” “The Mindy Project”). This project “centers on a mother-daughter relationship that is challenged when an overly involved New Jersey mom gets an internship at her daughter’s workplace, a cable news network.”
“Tina and Robert are two of the pre-eminent voices in comedy, and we couldn’t be more thrilled that they’re bringing their next project to NBC,” says Jennifer Salke, NBC Entertainment President, in a statement. “We also adore Tracey, who has written some brilliant episodes of both ‘30 Rock’ and ‘The Mindy Project.’ With this super-talented trio at the helm, we’re eagerly looking forward to their next great show.”
Meanwhile NBC gave Mike Schur, a writer on “The Office” and co-creator of “Parks and Rec,” a straight-to-series order for his new comedy, working title “A Good Place.”
“He’s bringing us another strong and very complicated lead female character … a woman wrestling with what it means to be good,” NBC Entertainment Chairman Bob Greenblatt tells reporters at the 2015 summer TV press tour.
“For seven seasons, Mike Schur brought us the wonderful citizens of Pawnee, and we can’t wait to see the new group of indelible characters that he’ll now introduce,” Salke says in a statement.