Rashida Jones to star in Steve Carell's TBS comedy pilot
Rashida Jones is going from Pawnee to the PD.
The Parks and Recreation actress, who is departing the NBC series, has signed on to star in a TBS comedy pilot from Steve Carell, a.k.a. her former co-star on The Office. Tribeca is a police procedural satire set at LAPD’s RHCU (Really Heinous Crimes Unit), and Jones will star as Angie Tribeca, a strong-willed lone-wolf veteran of the force who is unhappy to learn that she’ll have to start working with a partner. Carell is writing and executive-producing the single-camera pilot with wife Nancy; he also will direct it.
Jones’ last Parks episode airs Jan. 30, but she’ll remain in business with NBC behind the scenes. Earlier this month, the network ordered a pilot for the romantic comedy A to Z, of which she is serving as executive producer.
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