While NBC's The Office is closing up shop at the end of this season, the relationship between the cast and the creative team is still strong. Not only will Rainn Wilson be starring in a spinoff entitled The Farm, now Craig Robinson has been tapped to topline his own comedy on NBC.
Currently untitled, the project would revolve around Robinson as a talented musician who is rough around the edges. Adjusting to his new life as a music teacher in a big-city middle school, he is forced to deal with the politics of being a teacher and the temptations of single mothers.
Greg Daniels, the developer and executive producer of The Office, has set up the project and will serve as an executive producer along with Owen Ellickson, a supervising producer on The Office who will also write the new show.
After joining The Office in a recurring role as Dunder-Mifflin warehouse manager Darryl Philbin during the first season, Robinson was promoted to a regular cast member in Season 4 and eventually moved out of the warehouse and into his own office. He has also been seen in feature films such as Hot Tub Time Machine, Pineapple Express, and Miss March.
As some have already pointed out, the description for this show is quite similar to The Steve Harvey Show, which ran on The WB from 1996 until 2002. The concept doesn't do much for me, and I'm not sure if Craig Robinson can carry his own sitcom. What do you think?