Greg Daniels, Craig Robinson Workplace Comedy Gets Pilot Order at NBC

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Greg Daniels, Craig Robinson Workplace Comedy Gets Pilot Order at NBC

According to Deadline, a single-camera workplace comedy from Greg Daniels and starring The Office’s Craig Robinson has been bought by NBC since being previously reported last October.

Written by fellow Office executive producer Owen Ellickson, the concept of the show is about a talented musician (Robinson) who adjusts to becoming a middle school music teacher as he deals with teacher politics and the temptations of single mothers.

According to Robinson’s IMDB page, the actor previously held a job as a music teacher at an elementary school in Chicago. With this past occupation, the new show may be somewhat autobiographical.

Daniels’ Deedle Dee Productions will produce the currently untitled comedy in collaboration with Universal TV and 3 Arts. Daniels and Ellickson will serve as executive producers with Tracy Katsky from Deedle Dee as well as Howard Klein and Mark Schulman from 3 Arts.

Robinson was introduced to The Office in season one as Dunder-Miflin warehouse manager Daryl and was promoted to series regular in season four. The comedian has also appeared in Hot Tub Time Machine, East Bound and Down and Pineapple Express.

The ninth and final season of The Office airs on NBC on Thursdays at 9 p.m. EST.