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Tina Fey scores commitment from CBS for another new comedy series

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The successful and comedic power trio of Tina Fey, Jack Burditt, and Robert Carlock, who were behind the popular series 30 Rock and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, are at it again with a new multi-camera series that has gotten a commitment from CBS, reports Deadline.

The — you guessed it, comedy — was written by Burditt and follows a recently retired athlete who ends up driving his family and friends crazy thanks to his oddball antics. Understandably, someone who worked as an athlete, training constantly, might find some difficulty with the idea of not having anything to do; especially when it happens unexpectedly and without time to plan one’s new-found free time. The series, which does not yet have a name, will be executive produced by the trio, along with David Miner of 3 Arts. Universal will serve as the studio.

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Burditt, who served as an executive producer on 30 Rock and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, was also involved in popular ‘90s sitcoms Mad About You and Frasier, and is the creator of current ABC comedy hit Last Man Standing, starring Tim Allen. He has also worked as a writer on shows like The Mindy Project, The New Adventures of Old Christine, and Just Shoot Me!

This show marks Fey’s second show sale under her production company, Little Stranger. Tracey Wigfield, who also worked on 30 Rock, wrote a second single-camera comedy that received a pilot order on NBC. That show, announced in August, will focus on a New Jersey mom who ends up getting an internship at her daughter’s workplace, a cable news network. Wigfield was known as a protégé of Fey and Carlock on the 30 Rock set, and co-wrote the series finale with Fey. Fey, Carlock, and Burditt all serve as executive producers on that show as well.

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