Tina Fey, Ellie Kemper Making New Sitcom, 'Tooken,' Airing Next Fall

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Friday, 01 Nov 2013 01:02 PM

By Robin Farmer

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A new sitcom produced and written by Tina Fey and starring “The Office’s” Ellie Kemper is down the pipeline.

NBC has ordered 13 episodes of “Tooken,” which features Kemper as a woman who flees a doomsday cult and starts life anew in New York City.

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Variety reported that Fey, who developed the Emmy winning “30 Rock,” inked a four-year deal with NBC last year to create the new series.

Robert Carlock, who worked with Fey on “30 Rock,” will also write and produce the comedy, which is set to air next fall.

“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, 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.”

Jennifer Salke, president of NBC Entertainment , said in a statement that unique 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," she added. "We feel fortunate to be in business with this entire creative team on something so funny, unique, and attention-getting.”

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