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

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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.



Comments (14)

  • Yes please.

    Comment by Puhleaze – February 20, 2014 06:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I heart Krysten Ritter

    Comment by Timmah – February 20, 2014 06:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • You forgot to mention two of the crew members are played by Malcolm Barrett and Jonathan Slavin, aka Lem and Phil.

    Comment by Zach – February 20, 2014 07:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • For real? Because that would be completely awesome.

      Comment by murley – February 20, 2014 07:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Not making this up.

        Comment by Zach – February 20, 2014 07:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • who’s Lem & Phil?? sorry 90′s baby here

      Comment by nate – February 20, 2014 08:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Lem & Phil are two characters from the awesomely funny yet criminally underrated comedy “Better Off Ted”.

        Comment by Aimee – February 21, 2014 06:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Bless you for this info! Now I’m really into this pilot!!

      Comment by Stacy – February 21, 2014 12:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I will watch her in anything. And Lem and Phil reunited?? Yeah, this gon’ be good.

    Comment by erin – February 20, 2014 07:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • OMG! I love Lem and Phil. I am totally sold on this show now.

    Comment by April – February 21, 2014 06:26 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hope Blue Bloods returns. Any update on this great show?

    Comment by Mary M – February 21, 2014 07:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hope the show gets pickup. Krysten Ritter is great, would love to see her on tv again.

    Comment by Joey – February 21, 2014 08:01 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • YEAH !!

    Comment by Max – February 21, 2014 10:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Is Kristen another of John Ritter’ sweet girls?

    Comment by Helen – February 22, 2014 12:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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