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NBC Orders Ted Danson Sitcom From Tina Fey and Robert Carlock

'The Good Place' Star to Play the Mayor of Los Angeles

Ted Danson, who his heading into the fourth — and final — season of NBC’s “The Good Place,” has a new comedy waiting in the wings. The network has given a straight-to-series an untitled sitcom with Danson from Tina Fey and Robert Carlock. Danson will play a wealthy businessman who unexpectedly wins the election to become the mayor of Los Angeles.

The logline: The series is about a wealthy businessman who runs for mayor of Los Angeles for all the wrong reasons. Once he wins he has to figure out what he stands for, gain the respect of his staff, and connect with his teenage daughter, all while controlling the coyote population.

The Carlock-Fey project will be produced by Universal Television, Little Stranger, Bevel Gears and 3 Arts Entertainment. Robert Carlock, Tina Fey, Jeff Richmond and David Miner will executive produce. Eric Gurian, President, will oversee for Little Stranger.