NBC has ordered a pilot for a sitcom Will Ferrell is pitching as 'Anchorman as an astronaut'. Ron Burgundy in space? Yes please. The show is called Mission Control and is set in the early 1960's during the race to the moon. The story, similar to Anchorman, will involve conflict between a powerful female boss and an arrogant macho astronaut.
There is no doubt in my mind Ferrell will be able to pull this off. I'm thrilled he's entering the world of sitcoms and I'm sure he will enjoy success like his SNL pals Tina Fey (30 Rock) and Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation).
Will Ferrel is not stranger to space related humour. Check out this sketch, it's up there in his all time funniest SNL moments: