Ted Danson is already lining up his next project after “The Good Place” ends, starring in an untitled comedy from Tina Fey and Robert Carlock.
The comedy was given a straight-to-series order by NBC. Danson stars as a wealthy businessman who ends up becoming mayor of Los Angeles. Danson current NBC show, “The Good Place,” is set to return for its fourth and final season this fall.
“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. The two are behind “30 Rock,” NBC’s Emmy-winning comedy which starred Fey, as well as Netflix’s “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.” They were also executive producers on the short-lived NBC comedy “Great News.”
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The project will be produced by Universal Television, Little Stranger, Bevel Gears and 3 Arts Entertainment. Carlock, Fey, Jeff Richmond and David Miner will executive produce. Eric Gurian, President, will oversee for Little Stranger.
“We are so excited that this is the first NBC show we get to greenlight straight to series,” George Cheeks and Paul Telegdy, co-chairmen, NBC Entertainment, said. “It’s with talent that we know and love and who have worked on some of the most beloved shows in our network’s history. We can’t wait.”
Here is the official description of the show from NBC:
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.