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Krysten Ritter and Will Ferrell's latest "Mission" has been called off.
NBC has cancelled the comedy "Mission Control" before it even got a chance to air its premiere episode.
The single-camera comedy is said to be similar in style to Ferrell's "Anchorman," and centers on a female NASA employee (Ritter) dealing with chauvinism in the workplace during the 1960s space race. Tommy Dewey ("The Mindy Project") plays a macho astronaut.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, "Mission" was experiencing significant, ongoing casting issues, including the last-minute replacement of co-star Michael Rosenbaum.
David Hornsby ("It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia") wrote the script and served as executive produced along with Adam McKay and Ferrell's Gary Sanchez Productions.
There's been no news about whether the pilot will be made available elsewhere.