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(USA TODAY) -- Tina Fey has been cooking up a new comedy, and NBC is placing an order.

Fey, whose 30 Rock comedy series ran on the network for seven seasons, is doing the project with writing and executive producer partner Robert Carlock. Actress Ellie Kemper is set to star in the series, which is about a woman who leaves a doomsday cult and starts her new life in New York City.

The comedy, which has a 13-episode order from NBC, is set to debut next fall.

"We have been lucky enough to work at NBC for our entire careers (except when Robert worked at The Dana Carvey Show, now available on DVD) and we thank Bob and Jen for their continued support." said Fey and Carlock in a statement about NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt and NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke.

In a news release from the network, Salke said: "Original voices like Tina and Robert don't come along very often and we wanted them back on the air as soon as possible. And to have them working with Ellie Kemper - who we watched grow up on The Office from supporting player to leading actress - puts the whole package together. We feel fortunate to be in business with this entire creative team on something so funny, unique, and attention-getting."

Carlock worked with Fey for all seven seasons of 30 Rock, which ended its run in January.

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