NBC has ordered "Tooken," a new show from Tina Fey starring "The Office's" Ellie Kemper, straight to series. NBC has ordered 13 episodes. The single camera comedy stars Kemper as a woman who escapes from a doomsday cult and starts life over in New York City.
Robert Carlock is also behind the series.
“We have been lucky enough to work at NBC for our entire careers (except when Robert worked at ‘The Dana Carvey Show,’ now available on DVD) and we thank Bob and Jen for their continued support.” Fey and Carlock said in a statement.
"Tina and Robert, who cemented their partnership on ‘30 Rock,’ have created a new signature comedy for us that is audacious, emotional, and clever," Robert Greenblatt, chairman of NBC Entertainment, said in a statement. "While tapping into very relatable themes, there isn’t anything like this anywhere else on television. NBC has been their home for many years and we’re so happy that they’ve found another way to push the comedy envelope for us."
Fey and Carlock will write and executive produce the show with David Miner.
"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. We feel fortunate to be in business with this entire creative team on something so funny, unique, and attention-getting," Jennifer Salke, president of NBC Entertainment, said in a statement.
The show is set to debut in fall 2014.
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