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Amy Poehler and brother Greg team on new comedy

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  • Greg Poehler arrives at the NBC Universal Summer Press Day on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, in Pasadena, Calif. Poehler is the star and executive producer of "Welcome to Sweden," Thursdays on NBC. His sister, actress Amy Poehler, is also executive producer on the show. The series premieres July 10.

      Greg Poehler arrives at the NBC Universal Summer Press Day on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, in Pasadena, Calif. Poehler is the star and executive producer of "Welcome to Sweden," Thursdays on NBC. His sister, actress Amy Poehler, is also executive producer on the show. The series premieres July 10.
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  • This March 18, 2014 file photo shows actress Amy Poehler at PaleyFest 2014 "Parks and Recreation," in Los Angeles. Poehler's brother Greg stars in "Welcome to Sweden," debuting July 10, 2014, on the same network. Poehler's brother Greg also created, wrote and serves as executive producer of the show based on his life which was shot mainly in Sweden.

      This March 18, 2014 file photo shows actress Amy Poehler at PaleyFest 2014 "Parks and Recreation," in Los Angeles. Poehler's brother Greg stars in "Welcome to Sweden," debuting July 10, 2014, on the same network. Poehler's brother Greg also created, wrote and serves as executive producer of the show based on his life which was shot mainly in Sweden.
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PASADENA, Calif. -- Another Poehler sibling is bringing his comedy to television.

Greg Poehler, whose sister Amy stars on NBC's "Parks and Recreation," stars in "Welcome to Sweden," debuting July 10 on the same network.

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He plays an accountant who follows his girlfriend back to her native Sweden despite having no job, friends or any idea what he's getting into.

Poehler also created, wrote and serves as executive producer of the show based on his own life and shot mainly in Sweden. Amy Poehler, Will Ferrell, Aubrey Plaza and Gene Simmons make guest appearances as themselves.

The show debuted in Sweden three weeks ago, drawing more than 2 million viewers. Greg Poehler says it's already been picked up for a second season there.

Amy Poehler is an executive producer on the show.

She says she always knew her brother was a funny writer.

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