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Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

'30 Rock's Tituss Burgess to Star Alongside Ellie Kemper in Tina Fey's NBC Series 'Tooken'

Tina Fey and Robert Carlock are filling out the cast for Tooken, the new NBC sitcom they created that's been given a 13-episode order for the fall. Deadline reports that the show has added to its cast Tituss Burgess, who recurred on 30 Rock as D'Fwan, the flamboyant member of Tracy Jordan's wife's entourage. Burgess is the second actor to be added to the show since Ellie Kemper, who plays its lead.

Fey and Carlock will serve as showrunners on Tooken, which follows a woman named Kimmy (Ellie Kemper) who escapes from a doomsday cult and tries to start over having a normal life in New York City. Tituss Burgess plays Titus, a gay singer who Kimmy becomes roommates with. The character has never made it to Broadway and works as a robot in Times Square but is re-energized and filled with hope when he meets Kimmy. In addition to Tooken, Fey and Carlock are producing the comedy pilot Cabot College for Fox, which is in contention for the fall.