Craig Robinson’s comedy Mr. Robinson has received a six-episode series order almost a year after it received a pilot order.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the series comes from NBC and stars The Office alum Robinson. Mr. Robinson follows a musician (Robinson) who begins working as a middle school music teacher. He teaches the students everything from rock to blues and tests the school’s rules.
Mark Cullen and Robb Cullen will executive produce the Universal Television and 3 Arts show. Howard Klein and Mark Schulman are executive producing as well. Owen Ellickson, also from The Office, wrote the script and executive produced with Greg Daniels and Tracy Katsky. Daniels is no longer involved with the project and Robinson appeared on the original pilot and will not be credited as a producer.
Mark and Robb Cullen are show runners for Mr. Robinson. This marks their return after their short-lived ABC comedy Back in the Game ended its run in November.
Larenz Tate, Jean Smart, Amanda Lund, Amandla Stenberg and Steve Little all original co-stars should expect deals shortly.
There is no premiere date as of yet. This is the second series for NBC to star an Office alum. Tina Fey and Ellie Kemper received a straight-to-series order for an untitled half-hour series.
Mr. Robison and Assistance starring Krysten Ritter were NBC’s last pilots remaining in contention. Assistance will not move forward.