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Jane Krakowski Reunites With Tina Fey on New Comedy for NBC

 

Jane Krakowski Reunites With Tina Fey On New Comedy For NBC

 

This is your lucky day, '30 Rock' fans. Deadline reports that Jane Krakowski has signed onto NBC's upcoming comedy series, 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt', the new show from her '30 Rock' co-star (and creator and producer and, basically, everything), Tina Fey. 

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The new series stars Ellie Kemper ('The Office') as the aforementioned Kimmy, who escapes from the cult where she's spent the last 15 years, and decides to start anew in New York City because, really, that's everyone's dream. 

Krakowski will recur as a rich Upper West Side mom who hires Kimmy as a nanny. According to Deadline, the casting of Krakowski was pretty fast after FOX decided not to go ahead with her pilot, 'Dead Boss.' The actress takes over the role from Megan Dodd, who only had one scene in the previous pilot. Obviously, the scene's been reshot and will show up in the project's trailer today at NBC's upfronts. 

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Krakowski has a history with replacing actresses in comedy series by Fey. In '30 Rock', the 'Ally McBeal' alum replaced Rachel Dratch for the role of Jenna Marony, which would earn Krakowski four Emmy award nominations for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. 

'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,' which also comes from Fey's '30 Rock' collaborator, Robert Carlock, is set for a fall 2014 debut. 


Details
Person:
- Jane Krakowski
Show:
- Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Network:
- NBC

Written by: briannehogan
May 12th, 2014, 3:07 am

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Anonymous

Message Posted On May 12th, 2014, 3:52 am
Will the Scientologists be as angry with this as they are with South Park? I can't think of any other big cults which could be poked fun at.
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