Pilot Scoop: Krysten Ritter Orbiting NBC's Astronaut Comedy Mission Control

Krysten Ritter Mission ControlThe B—- is back — and she’s wearing a space suit.

Krysten Ritter is nearing a deal to star in NBC’s astronaut-themed comedy pilot Mission Control, TVLine has learned.

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Produced by Adam McKay and Will Ferrell, the potential series — which is set in the 1960s — mimics the tone of Anchorman and examines what happens when a strong woman (Ritter) butts heads with a macho astronaut in the race to land on the moon.

Ritter’s character, Mary, is the head engineer who leads the Apollo team at Mission Control at the NASA Manned Space Center. A woman in a man’s world, she is super-smart, brisk without being brusque and immensely capable without losing her feminine appeal. When a man is brought in to add “balance” to Mission Control, Mary sees it as sexist attempt to undercut everything she has done.

In addition to starring, Ritter will receive a producer credit.

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  1. Timmah says:

    I heart Krysten Ritter

  2. Zach says:

    You forgot to mention two of the crew members are played by Malcolm Barrett and Jonathan Slavin, aka Lem and Phil.

  3. erin says:

    I will watch her in anything. And Lem and Phil reunited?? Yeah, this gon’ be good.

  4. April says:

    OMG! I love Lem and Phil. I am totally sold on this show now.

  5. Mary M says:

    Hope Blue Bloods returns. Any update on this great show?

  6. Joey says:

    Hope the show gets pickup. Krysten Ritter is great, would love to see her on tv again.

  7. Helen says:

    Is Kristen another of John Ritter’ sweet girls?