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'30 Rock's' Tina Fey and 'The Office's' Ellie Kemper team up for new NBC show

Actress Ellie Kemper arrives at The Hollywood Reporter's
Actress Ellie Kemper arrives at The Hollywood Reporter's "Power 100: Women In Entertainment" Breakfast at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Dec. 5, 2012.
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Two fan-favorite NBC comedies that met their demise this year are back — kind of. "30 Rock" and "Saturday Night Live" star Tina Fey is a co-creator, writer and executive producer on a new show starring Ellie Kemper, who played receptionist Erin in the later seasons of "The Office" and also starred in "Bridesmaids."

Kemper is set to play a woman who flees a doomsday cult and begins a new life in New York City, but don't think she's going to be playing a writer for NBC.

The two women have made a big impact in comedy in recent years, and now they're teaming up. What can fans expect? Fey co-created the show with "30 Rock" executive producer Robert Carlock, so when she's not busy hosting awards shows, it may be a chance to bring back some of that show's trademark absurdity.


"We have been lucky enough to work at NBC for our entire careers (except when Robert worked at 'The Dana Carvey Show,' now available on DVD) and we thank Bob and Jen for their continued support," Fey and Carlock said in a press release.

"30 Rock" was a show that became the cool place for celebrity cameos, with everyone from Matt Damon to James Franco, so maybe we'll get to see Fey appear on screen.


My hope: Something as delightful as Tracy Morgan's "30 Rock" novelty song, "Werewolf Bar Mitzvah."


The new untitled show is set to debut in fall 2014.