Tina Fey Is Developing a New Workplace Comedy for NBC
We now know what Tina Fey’s post-30 Rock TV show will be. Deadline reports that NBC is developing a new sitcom to be executive produced by Tina Fey and her 30 Rock co-showrunner Robert Carlock. The untitled project was written by Colleen McGuinness, another 30 Rock writer/producer, and it’s a workplace show that follows a young woman who finds a new home and family on Fire Island while trying to reconnect with her dad. Targeted for the 2014-2015 TV season, the show is the first project for Fey’s production company Little Stranger since she signed a four-year deal with Universal TV last year. There’s no word at this point on whether Tina Fey would act in the hypothetical show or not.
Fey first mentioned that she was working on finding a new show with Carlock and husband/producer Jeff Richmond in January. When asked if her next NBC show would be a part of the network’s move to make broader comedies, Fey responded, “You know what? They’re wrong, and I’m going to wait that out. What they want is hits, but no one knows what that is.” In addition to this new TV project, Fey is also developing a Mean Girls musical, producing the Paula Pell-written comedy The Nest, and acting in movies, like the upcoming Muppets Most Wanted. She’ll continue to develop shows for Universal, both written by her and other writers, under her deal with the company.