Looks like NBC is sticking with Amy Poehler. The network, along with Universal TV, has made a three-year overall deal with its 'Parks & Recreation' star (and recent Golden Globe winner).
First up under the new deal: the Peacock network has ordered a new comedy co-created by Poehler that's already being compared to 'The Golden Girls.' The still-untitled-pilot stars Natasha Lyonne ('Orange Is the New Black') as a woman who's an aide to senior citizens while she tries to "find herself." If eating cheesecake is the new waffles, then count me in.
'Happy Endings' scribes Jon Fener and Josh Bycel are serving as executive producers, along with Poehler, so we can count the show to be chockful with pop cultural references. As an NBC chairman said, It’s time to blow up the cliches about old people."
The deal is similar to the one that Poehler's BFF, Tina Fey, signed when her NBC show, '30 Rock,' was ending its run. But relax Pawnee fans: there's no word 'Parks & Rec' is calling it quits yet.
Speaking of quitting, I guess if the new show is picked up, then Lyonne would have to exit her role on 'OITNB,' huh? We'll get to see what happens to those ladies in orange when the show's second season is released on Netflix later this year.