Last October, NBC granted Tina Fey and Ellie Kemper’s new comedy a 13-episode straight-to-series order.
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Well, now the comedy, which is sure to be a hit with these funny ladies in tow, has been given a brand new title. Previously, it was tentatively called ‘Tooken,’ but now it will officially be known as ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.’
Created by Fey and her ‘30 Rock’ collaborator Robert Carlock, the half-hour comedy revolves around Kemper, aka Kimmy, a woman who escapes from a doomsday cult and begins life anew in New York City. A comedy about a cult? Yeah, pretty sure Fey and this ‘Office’ alum can pull it off!
As of right now, Fey will not appear onscreen, but she could pop up as a guest-star. In addition to this Peacock project, Fey is also working on an untitled FOX comedy (currently known as ‘Cabot College’) with Matt Hubbard revolving around a women’s college that recently started accepting men -- for the first time. The comedy features ‘Drop Dead Diva’s Margaret Cho in the series regular role of the school’s president.
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Today, rather tonight, NBC has been full of exciting news. Earlier, it was announced that the network ordered several dramas to series, including ‘Allegiance,’ ‘State of Affairs,’ ‘Marry Me’ and ‘Odyssey.’
‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ is set for a fall 2014 debut.