Mission Control

NBC Krysten Ritter 'Mission Control' Canceled: 'Anchorman' Astronaut Comedy Aborted at Launch

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick October 15, 2014 02:31 PM
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We were happy to see 'Breaking Bad' and 'Don't Trust the B' star Krysten Ritter given proper due with NBC's 'Mission Control,' a Will Ferrell-Adam McKay '60s astronaut comedy in the vein of 'Anchorman,' but wouldn't you know it, the launch has already been canceled. NBC has opted to scrap 'Mission Control' ahead of its midseason debut altogether.

NBC Sets Fall TV Schedule, Plus First Trailers for Katherine Heigl's 'State of Affairs' and More

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick May 11, 2014 06:09 PM
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Earlier today we saw NBC delivering the first full trailer for its upcoming 'Constantine' adaptation, but the network had plenty more to give in advance of the Upfront presentation tomorrow. Not only has NBC set the basic structure of its fall lineup, breaking up its Thursday comedy lineup and keeping 'Parks and Recreation' on the bench for the moment, but the network has also released full trailers for its other offerings, including Katherine Heigl CIA drama 'State of Affairs,' and 'HIMYM' alum Cristin Milioti's 'A to Z.'

NBC Orders Will Ferrell's 'Anchorman'-Esque 'Mission Control' Series with Krysten Ritter

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick May 09, 2014 08:05 PM
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We're not happy with all of NBC's renewal and cancellation decisions today, but at least one of its newest offerings for the coming season will soften the blow. NBC's "Anchorman Astronaut" period comedy 'Mission Control' with 'Breaking Bad' star Krysten Ritter has officially been given a series order under the watchful eye of Will Ferrell and Adam McKay themselves. Plus, what else has NBC given the green light to?

NBC's 'Anchorman' Astronaut Comedy 'Mission Control' Adds 'Breaking Bad's Krysten Ritter

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick February 20, 2014 09:30 PM
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We figured that NBC was blowing a bit of smoke in touting both Will Ferrell and the 'Anchorman' name for its new astronaut comedy pilot 'Mission Control,' but its first major casting is pure crystal. 'Breaking Bad' and 'Don't Trust the B in Apartment 23' star Krysten Ritter will blast off into the leading lady role, but will 'Mission Control' fall apart on the landing pad?

'Anchorman': The TV Series? NBC Orders Astronaut Comedy from Will Ferrell and Adam McKay

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick January 15, 2014 08:57 PM
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Fans of Will Ferrell's Ron Burgundy return in 'Anchorman: The Legend Continues' might still count themselves surprised a sequel finally got of the ground, but could the same brand of humor land on TV? NBC wants to put a man on the moon with a new 'Anchorman'-style comedy about the 1962 space race, direct from Ferrell and director Adam McKay themselves!