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NBC Buys Retro Astronaut Workplace Gender Comedy

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 07:  Actor Will Ferrell attends the screening of IFC's "The Spoils Of Babylon" at DGA Theater on January 7, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

NBC just ordered a pilot for Mission Control, a new comedy from Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's Gary Sanchez Productions with a plot description worthy of Anchorman 3. Really, if they do Anchorman 3 knowing they can't use this plot, it's going to be a real waste. According to the show's logline, Mission follows what happens when "a strong woman butts heads with a macho astronaut in the race to land on the moon" in 1962. Dear God, please let this be a retro astronaut workplace gender comedy based on Lovelace's Women In Space Program.

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