12:30pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
Amy Poehler, 'New Girl' Producer Team for NBC Family Comedy
Amy Poehler is returning to NBC.
The actress and executive producer is teaming with New Girl producer Kim Rosenstock for an untitled family comedy at the network.
The comedy revolves around a newly single mother who is forced to rely on the last people she wants help from: her family.
The project, which has received a sizable put-pilot commitment from the network, will be penned by Rosenstock and executive produced by Poehler and her Universal Television-based Paper Kite Productions. Dave Becky will exec produce for 3 Arts Entertainment. Kim Lessing is on board as a producer.
The Rosenstock comedy marks Poehler's return to NBC, the network where she starred on critical favorite Parks and Recreation. Since that show wrapped, Poeher has been a prolific producer for Universal Television. She most recently scored a straight-to-series order for an untitled comedy starring Natasha Lyonne at Netflix. Her Paper Kite banner continues to expand its TV footprint. The shingle also has a comedy set up at HBO with Bob's Burgers favorite John Roberts, as well as Carol Burnett starrer Household Name at ABC, which is being redeveloped after narrowly missing a series pickup last pilot season, among others.
Paper Kite is repped by WME and Becky at 3 Arts; Rosenstock is with WME and Schreck Rose.