Talk about a television comedy super team!
The Wrap reports that NBC will play host to a new sitcom that will unite some of the network’s funniest and most impressive comedic talents from years’ past (and years’ present). The network has ordered to series a show created by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock (who created and ran NBC’s 30 Rock) that will star Ted Danson (of NBC’s Cheers and currently-airing The Good Place).
The show, which does not yet have a name, will star Danson as a wealthy businessman who suddenly finds himself as Los Angeles’s mayor. Mayor Ted Danson. That sounds extremely possible in real life as Ted is one of the few human beings to have close to an 100% approval rating. The official synopsis reads: “The series is about a wealthy businessman who runs for mayor of Los Angeles for all the wrong reasons. Once he wins he has to figure out what he stands for, gain the respect of his staff, and connect with his teenage daughter, all while controlling the coyote population.”
There is no word on a possible release date yet. The show will be produced by Universal Television, Little Stranger, Bevel Gears, and 3 Arts Entertainment. Carlock, Fey, Jeff Richmond and David Miner will executive produce.
“We are thrilled to be back home at NBC and writing for one of the network’s greatest stars of all time, Mary Steenburgen’s husband, Ted,” Fey and Carlock said in a joint statement.
Danson’s turn as demon-turned-celestial-fair-rights-advocate Michael is almost up on The Good Place. The show airs its fourth and final season this fall. Thankfully, it looks like the television landscape won’t be without Ted Danson for long.
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