|NEW SERIES ANNOUNCEMENTS
NBC Orders Ted Danson Sitcom From Tina Fey and Robert Carlock
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.
Fox Entertainment Obtains Rights to Competition “LEGO Masters”
Fox Entertainment has acquired the U.S. format rights for the British reality-competition series “LEGO Masters,” to air on the network and be produced by Endemol Shine North America, Tuesday’s Child and Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment.
The logline: “Twelve teams of two will compete against each other in ambitious brick-building challenges to be crowned the country’s most talented amateur LEGO builders. In each episode, the competing pairs who impress the judges the most will progress to the next round, until the finale, during which the three top teams will face off for the ultimate LEGO trophy and the grand title of LEGO Masters.
Originally created by Tuesday’s Child, “LEGO Masters” first launched on the U.K.’s Channel 4 in 2017, when it became the network’s highest-rated new series. Most recently, Endemol Shine Australia produced a local version for Nine and successfully produced the series for RTL.
Plan B will executive-produce the Fox series, along with Sharon Levy, DJ Nurre and Michael Heyerman from Endemol Shine North America; Karen Smith and Steph Harris from Tuesday’s Child; and Jill Wilfert and Robert May from The LEGO Group.