NBC Ordered Pilots for Amy Poehler and Rashida Jones Comedies


Parks and Rec alums Amy Poehler and Rashida Jones will be joining forces for NBC once more. The network just ordered comedy pilots from both women.

Poehler’s half-hour series is still untitled and comes from The Mindy Project and The Office writer Charlie Grandy. The comedy centers on “Karl, who after years of partying that earned him the “black sheep” label, returns home to compete with his brother for the family throne.”

Meanwhile, Jones’ Good Fortune, an ensemble multicam comedy from writers Craig Gerard and Matt Zinman (Telenovela) follows a “hyper-structured young woman whose life is upended when she starts taking advice from a mysterious fortune teller.”

The women will be in good company since the Tina Fey-produced comedy based on The Mindy Project writer Tracey Winfield’s life, about an “already inseparable mother-daughter relationship that becomes more complicated when the mom accepts an internship at her daughter’s workplace,” is also at the network.