Amy Poehler Sells Comedy Series ‘Baby’ to NBC, Renews Deal With Universal TV

New show to star Seann William Scott as youngest male member of organized crime family comprised of women

Last Updated: June 22, 2016 @ 3:27 PM

Amy Poehler and her Paper Kite Productions banner have landed a pilot production commitment for a new comedy series called “Baby” starring Seann William Scott, TheWrap has learned.

The new show, which is part of Poehler’s renewed deal with Universal Television, stars Scott as the youngest male in an organize-crime family comprised entirely of women. Though he’s tough at work, his mother and seven older sisters push him around at home.

Craig DiGregorio will write and executive produce along with Scott, Poehler, Brooke Posch, Dave Becky and Nick Frenkel. The show will be produced by Universal Television, Paper Kite Productions and 3 Arts Entertainment.

“Amy has been at the very top of our roster of producers at Universal Television for some time now and we’re so happy to renew and expand our relationship with her for our two studios,” NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt said. “For many years she’s been part of the NBCU family, first with ‘Saturday Night Live’ and then, of course, with the stellar ‘Parks and Recreation,’ so it only seems fitting that she remain with the company. We look forward to a variety of projects from her for NBC and other networks as she extends her creative vision into more producing and directing.”

Poehler is a Golden Globe-winning actress, having won in 2014 for her role as Leslie Knope in NBC’s critically acclaimed comedy “Parks and Recreation.”

She has been nominated for an Emmy Award five times for the same role, as well as being nominated an additional six times as either writer or host of the Golden Globe Awards. Poehler was also nominated twice as supporting actress in a comedy series for her role as a cast member on “Saturday Night Live” and spent eight seasons on the iconic late-night sketch series.