“30 Rock” concluded in January after seven seasons, but it hasn’t taken long for NBC to get another show from Tina Fey on the air. This one, however, she’s not set to star in — NBC has ordered 13 episodes of a new single-camera comedy from Fey and fellow “30 Rock” executive producer and showrunner Robert Carlock, with Ellie Kemper from “The Office” in the lead role.
The untitled project is about a woman (Kemper) tries to start life over in New York after escaping from a doomsday cult. Fey and Carlock, who’ll serve as writers on the series, are executive producing alongside David Miner of 3 Arts.
“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 chairman Robert Greenblatt in the announcement, with president Jennifer Salke adding “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.”
The series will debut in fall 2014.