Back during the NBC upfronts, the new comedy slate looked promising for the upcoming fall season. However, one of the those proposed sitcoms was missing in action, and that was Craig Robinsons pilot which was being put together by the creators of The Office.
Now it looks like it’s somewhat back on track. According to indieWIRE the project may be seeing the light of day after all. It’s said that NBC ordered three additional scripts of the Untitled Craig Robinson series, with options to extended to the entire case of the show, which includes Craig Robinson, Amandla Stenberg, and Larenz Tate.
Way back when it was announced, NBC gave the pilot an order for The Office’s executive producer Greg Daniels, along with screenwriter Owen Ellickson.
According to a report that goes back to October of 2012, the series will follow Robinson as a talented but struggling musician, who is forced to teach at a middle school after he can’t make meets end. It’s there that Robinson finds himself in the middle of school politics, and the temptations to date single moms.
Accomplished character actor Larenz Tate is said to play Robinson’s brother and partner in the band The Filthy Gentleman. Tate’s character is described as a ladies man, who has never held a steady job. Stenberg was set to play a fearless and intellectual eigth grader, who is desperate to learn how to sing despite her lack of natural singing abilities. As we reported Jane Adams has exited the pilot, and perhaps the delay is why.
With the project being delayed by NBC it doesn’t exactly look as promising as we would hope, especially for a show that’s headed by the hilarious Craig Robinson. Robinson has had great success outside of his character from The Office. He’s played hilarious roles in Hot Tub Time Machine, This Is the End, Peeples, Pineapple Express, and The Invention of Lying. He’s also appeared on television shows Eastbound & Down, and The Cleveland Show.
We’ll keep you up to date on Robinson’s Untitled NBC comedy as soon as we know more information.