Amy Poehler’s star has been rapidly rising since she took over the high-profile Weekend Update seat vacated by former Saturday Night Live player Jimmy Fallon. Now Daily Variety reports that the comedic actress his setting up an animated pilot with leading kid network Nickelodoen. The broadcaster has greenlit production on Super Scout, in which Poehler will voice a Girl Scout-type character that she has been developing on stage as a member of the comedy troupes Second City and Upright Citizens Brigade.
Super Scout will follow the adventures of Bessie Higgenbottem, an overly eager Honeybee Scout who entertains superhero fantasies while tirelessly pursuing scouting badges. The voice cast will include Andy Richter, star of the critically acclaimed but short-lived FOX comedy Andy Richter Controls the Universe, and his wife, Sarah Thyre from Comedy Central’s Strangers With Candy. Poehler serves as series exec producer, along with writers Erik Wiese (SpongeBob SquarePants) and Cynthia True (The Fairly OddParents).
Nickelodeon has also ordered a pilot for Diggs Tailwagger, an animated show created by SpongeBob SquarePants creative director Derek Drymon. The show will focus on a low-ranking canine crewmember of the Galactic Rover. The network is expected to make series pick-up decisions by the end of this summer.