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Will Ferrell’s ‘Anchorman’ style comedy picked up for pilot

Will Ferrell’s ‘Anchorman’ style comedy picked up for pilot

FERRELL IS FUNNY: The funnyman and his longtime producing partner Adam McKay are hoping to find success on network TV with their new series, "Mission Control." Photo: Associated Press/Jordan Strauss

Will Ferrell’s new “Anchorman”-inspired comedy project has been picked up for a pilot by bosses at NBC network.

The funnyman and his longtime producing partner Adam McKay are hoping to find success on network TV with their new series, “Mission Control.”

The sitcom is described as a “workplace ensemble in the tone of ‘Anchorman’ (which) examines what happens when a strong woman butts heads with a macho astronaut in the race to land on the moon”.

McKay, who also directed both “Anchorman” films, will serve as the show’s executive producer along with Ferrell and “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” actor/producer David Hornsby.

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