‘The Office’ Star To Headline New NBC Series
Craig Robinson, who plays Darryl on The Office, might be headlining his own NBC comedy soon.
Though Robinson’s Office character is headed to Philly and Jim’s sports-marketing firm, Robinson’s collaboration with series producer Greg Daniels is far from over. Robinson and Daniels have been developing another NBC sitcom together, and the network has officially ordered a pilot, reports MSN.
The as-yet-untitled show will be written by The Office supervising producer Owen Ellickson, and will center on a talented musician (Robinson) who “adjusts to his new like as a music teacher in a big-city middle school, where he encounters teacher politics and the temptations of single moms,” reports Deadline.
The comedy project will be produced by Universal TV, Daniels’ Deedle Dee Productions, and 3 Arts Entertainment.
Ellickson, Daniels, Tracy Katsky of Deedle Dee, Howard Klein and Mark Schulman of 3 Arts will executive produce, with Robinson himself serving as producer.
Robinson has played soft-spoken Dunder-Mifflin warehouse manager Darryl Philbin on The Office since the series began, and was promoted to a series regular in Season 4. Daniels is overseeing the ninth and final season of the Emmy-winning comedy series.
Robinson’s pilot is certainly well-deserved, as he has been an Office staple, slowly working his way up on the popular program. I don’t know if he can steer a whole series by himself, but he has all my faith.
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