30 Rock is easily one of the best comedies to have aired in the past 10 years, but unfortunately we said goodbye to it once and for all earlier this year after seven great seasons. Tina Fey was the mastermind behind the show, and everyone has been waiting to see what she’d do with that NBC development deal she’s been keeping safely tucked away. Seems like we finally got some news on that: she’s developing a new show!
30 Rock creator/co-showrunner Tina Fey and co-showrunner Robert Carlock are back in business together and with NBC, backing another female-centered workplace project by a young female comedy writer. NBC has bought an untitled comedy from 30 Rock writer-producer Colleen McGuinness, which is being executive produced by Fey and Carlock through Universal Television, where both are based. Written and executive produced by McGuinness, the project, said to be in the vein of Cheers, is a character-driven workplace comedy where a young woman in search of reconnecting with her father finds a new home and family on Fire Island. This marks the first project from Fey’s Little Stranger production company under the four-year deal she inked with Uni TV last fall.
I’m not sure how I feel about the premise of the show, especially since Fey’s level of involvement is unclear from this initial report. I know a lot of people think she’s overrated, but she knows scripted comedy, that much is for sure.