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Steve Carrell Is Starring in a New Sitcom By ‘Ted Lasso’ Creator

Steve Carrell Is Starring in a New Sitcom By ‘Ted Lasso’ Creator

While The Office creator Greg Daniels is working on his new spinoff series, Steve Carell has signed on to a new sitcom developed by Scrubs and Ted Lasso creator Bill Lawrence.

According to Variety, HBO has greenlit the untitled series that will be “set on a college campus, centering on an author’s complicated relationship with his daughter.” Carell will play the author, and he’ll also serve as the executive producer alongside Lawrence.

Since leaving The Office, Carell’s career has taken an interesting turn. He’s starred in serious dramas like The Patient and The Morning Show, and received multiple award nominations for both. But as for his comedy career, the last sitcom he starred in was Netflix’s not-great Space Force, which was canceled after two seasons in 2022. He’s also set to star in a new Netflix comedy with Tina Fey, titled The Four Seasons. The series is based on the 1981 film of the same name about three couples vacationing together until one of them leaves his wife, leaving others to deal with the mess.

Carell is not set to appear in the upcoming Office spinoff, which began production earlier this month. The new show, starring an ensemble cast including Domhnall Gleeson and Sabrina Impacciatore, will be set in the Dunder Mifflin Cinematic Universe at a dying Midwestern newspaper.

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