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Craig Robinson's NBC sitcom picked up to series

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It’s been almost eight months since The Office finale mercilessly robbed us of the  laidback comic stylings of Craig Robinson. Thankfully, the Robinson-drought is finally coming to an end: According to Varietythe actor is returning to NBC for a new comedy about a middle school music teacher. As previously reported, the project—titled Mr. Robinson—was ordered to pilot in late 2012, with Office showrunner Greg Daniels attached to executive produce. Although Mr. Robinson wasn’t picked up in May, NBC left the pilot in contention, it's now given the series a six-episode order. Daniels, who is no longer attached, will be replaced by showrunners Mark and Robb Cullen, of ABC's short-lived Back In The Game. It's not yet clear whether the show will premiere this year or next.


Mr. Robinson centers on a musician-turned-teacher who “learns how to put the school’s rules to the test.” (Which sounds a bit like School Of Rock with Robinson stepping into the Jack Black role.) Expect to see Robinson’s real-life piano-playing/smooth-talking talents on display, as they were in his Funny Or Die sketch, “Let’s Get Sexy Again.”

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