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LA Lakers-inspired comedy from Mindy Kaling, Elaine Ko coming to Netflix

Mindy Kaling will executive produce a new office comedy series inspired by the Los Angeles Lakers. File Photo by Peter Foley/UPI
Mindy Kaling will executive produce a new office comedy series inspired by the Los Angeles Lakers. File Photo by Peter Foley/UPI | License Photo

June 18 (UPI) -- Netflix is developing a new comedy inspired by the Los Angeles Lakers.

Variety reported Friday that Netflix ordered the office comedy series from Elaine Ko (Modern Family) and Mindy Kaling (The Office).

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Deadline said the 10-episode series is inspired by the front office of the Los Angeles Lakers. The show will explore the personal and professional dynamic between the owners of a fictional NBA team and the front office.

The untitled series follows follows fictional team governor Eliza Reed as she navigates NBA ownership and family drama with her best friend by her side.

Real-life Lakers president Jeanie Buss and executive director Linda Rambis will executive produce the series, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Ko will write the script, executive produce and serve as showrunner. Kaling and Howard Klein will also executive produce.

The new series will mark Kaling's second series at Netflix. Netflix released a trailer for Season 2 of Kaling's coming-of-age comedy drama Never Have I Ever on Friday. Season 2 will premiere in July.

HBO is also developing Showtime, a series about the Lakers inspired by the Jeff Pearlman book Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s.

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