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Wanted: Clever NBC show to follow Super Bowl

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Now that the much-anticipated Office spin-off is on the back-burner while writer Greg Daniels develops a comedy for Amy Poehler, NBC has to find a show to follow the Super Bowl on Feb 1. A new episode of The Office seems like the most obvious choice, but far more enlightening alternatives may exist elsewhere. To wit: The cast of 30 Rock had previously considered whether to pitch a live telecast after it successfully performed an episode at New York’s Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre last winter. Says a network source, “It’s still unclear at this point, but we’re gonna put the best asset we can in that slot.” So don’t hold your breath, Lipstick Jungle fans.

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