ordering comedy Mr. Robinson to pilot, the network has handed out a six-episode series order for the vehicle starring The Office alum.
Mr. Robinson centers on a journeyman musician (Robinson) who
gets a job as a music teacher at a middle school. While teaching the
kids everything from rock to the blues, he simultaneously learns how to
put the school's rules to the test. Additional deals for original co-stars Larenz Tate, Jean Smart, Amanda Lund, Amandla Stenberg and Steve Little are
expected to come shortly. A premiere date for the series has not yet
been determined and it's unclear if the comedy is in contention for this
season or the 2014-15 frame. Mr. Robinson becomes the second new series at NBC starring a former Office alum.
Sidebar: Wow only 6 episodes. Let's hope it's good and they get more episodes. There are no black sitcoms on network TV, which is a total shame in 2014. Thank God for cable or we wouldn't even get to see ourselves at all.