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Ellie Kemper To Star In NBC's New Comedy From Tina Fey

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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 03: Actress Ellie Kemper attends the 2013 CFDA Fashion Awards on June 3, 2013 in New York, United States. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage) | Getty

LOS ANGELES -- LOS ANGELES (AP) — NBC says it's ordering 13 episodes of a new comedy created by Tina Fey and starring Ellie Kemper of "The Office."

The network says Kemper will play a woman who flees a doomsday cult and begins a new life in New York city. The actress had joined "The Office" as Erin the receptionist in the show's 2009 season.

NBC says Fey created the new series with Robert Carlock, who was an executive producer on her Emmy-winning series "30 Rock." The pair will join in writing the new comedy and serve as executive producers along with David Miner.

NBC says the new show, as yet untitled, is scheduled to debut in fall 2014.

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