March 25, 2014
Craig Robinson, known for his roles on The Office, This Is the End and Peeples, is returning to TV. NBC has granted the funnyman a six-episode series called Mr. Robinson, Deadline reports. This news comes a year after the pilot was ordered, and since then, The Office writers and producers who were originally working on the project have left the series and Robinson is the only original cast member confirmed for the series.
Mr. Robinson is about a "journeyman musician who gets a job as a music teacher at a middle school. While teaching the kids everything from rock to the blues, he simultaneously learns how to put the school's rules to the test." Sounds a little bit like a network television version of Eastbound & Down.