NBC Orders Comedy Starring Ted Danson as L.A.'s Mayor

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UNIVERSAL CITY (CNS) - Ted Danson will portray a wealthy businessman who runs for mayor of Los Angeles for all the wrong reasons in a comedy that has received a straight-to-series order from NBC, the network announced today.

The series, whose title has not been determined, will be produced by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, who produced the 2006-13 NBC comedy “30 Rock,” a three-time Emmy winner for outstanding comedy series, and created and produced the 2015-19 Netflix comedy “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” a four-time nominee in the category.

After Danson's character is elected “he has to figure out what he stands for, gain the respect of his staff, and connect with his teenage daughter, all while controlling the coyote population,” according to NBC.

The announcement came two days after Danson received his record 13th Emmy nomination for outstanding lead actor in a comedy series, an award he won twice for his portrayal of bartender Sam Malone on the 1982-93 NBC comedy “Cheers.”

Danson's current series, “The Good Place,” will end its run in the 2019-20 season.

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