Tina Fey Taps 30 Rock Co-Star to Play Ellie Kemper's BFF in NBC Comedy Series Tooken

Tituss Burgess TookenTina Fey has plucked one of her 30 Rock co-stars to play a supporting role in Tooken, NBC’s new Ellie Kemper-fronted straight-to-series comedy Fey is producing-writing with her Rock partner Robert Carlock.

Per Deadline, Tituss Burgess, who recurred as D’Fwan, a member of Tracy Jordan‘s wife’s entourage, on Rock, will portray the gay, larger-than-life BFF of Kemper’s cult survivor.

Theater-vet Burgess has appeared in such Broadway productions as Guys and Dolls, The Little Mermaid and Rent.

The single-camera comedy — set to premiere in Fall 2014 — centers on a woman (Kemper) who escapes from a doomsday cult and starts life over in New York City.

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  1. Eddie says:

    D’Fwan!!!!!! I’m gon’ get tipsy on some D’FWINE!!!

  2. nikki says:

    Hmmmm…sounds promising!!!

  3. Noa says:

    Make sure he remember his catchphrase!

  4. Mark says:

    Sounds amazing. I love all involved.

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  6. Kurdt says:

    D’Fwan forgot his catchphrase.

  7. Thisguy says:

    What does “straight to series” mean? Makes it sound like they had other plans for it – I don’t know, it just looks and sounds odd.

  8. dryedmangoez says:

    So I just the read the pilot script and honestly, Ellie Kemper might be the only reason to watch this show. She’s perfect for the role. The show would likely collapse with someone else.