Ted Danson to Star in Upcoming NBC Comedy From Tina Fey, Robert Carlock
Danson is a prolific TV actor with two Emmys and three Golden Globe awards to him name. His credits include shows such as "Cheers," "Three Men and a Baby," and "Fargo." Additionally, he currently stars in NBC's "The Good Place."
Fey and Carlock described Danson as "one of the network's greatest stars of all time," and it turns out they penned the series for him specifically. He'll star in the show as a wealthy businessman who becomes the mayor of Los Angeles despite running for "all the wrong reasons." His character will have to navigate the mayorship while figuring out what he stands for, trying to connect with his staff and his teenage daughter, and controlling the local coyote population.
The upcoming series marks a return to NBC for Fey and Carlock. They previously worked on "30 Rock" together, which won multiple Emmy and Golden Globe awards during its seven seasons. They then teamed up again for Netflix's "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," which is set to conclude in 2020 with the streamer's first-ever interactive comedy event. It, too, has received critical acclaim.
Universal Television, Little Stranger, Bevel Gears, and 3 Arts Entertainment will produce the new comedy series. Fey, Carlock, Jeff Richmond, and David Minor will serve as executive producers, while Eric Gurian oversees for Little Stranger. So far, the comedy's release date has not been announced.