Because space needed more tridents, jazz flute, and chocolate squirrels, Will Ferrell and Adam McKay are taking on America's race to the moon. The duo's Gary Sanchez Productions reportedly sold the pilot of "Mission Control" to NBC, an astronaut workplace ensemble that is said to be "in the tone of "'Anchorman,'" according to deadline.com. David Hornsby from "It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia" is writing the pilot, set in 1962, which vaguely entails "a strong woman butt(ing) heads with a macho astronaut in the race to land on the moon."
This marked a big day for NBC. The network also picked up writer Dan Mazer's ("Borat") multi-camera pilot, "Love is Relative," and J.J. Philbin's ("New Girl") single-camera sitcom "Ellen More or Less," loosely based on Amy Parham's nonfiction book, "10 Lessons From A Former Fat Girl."
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