Ellen Bringing New Lesbian Comedy to NBC


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Sadly, things don’t seem to be going so well for Sean Hayes’ NBC sitcom Sean Saves the World, but the network is banking on a new team-up with Ellen Degeneres — an LGBT sitcom that will feature a lesbian lead. It’s about time, huh? Deadline reports:

Sixteen years after Ellen DeGeneres came out on her ABC sitcom, there may be another broadcast comedy with a lesbian lead. NBC has put in development a multi-camera comedy executive produced by DeGeneres. The untitled project, written/exec produced by openly gay comedy scribe Liz Feldman (2 Broke Girls), centers on a lesbian and her straight male best friend who get pregnant just as he meets and marries the love of his life. Warner Bros TV and DeGeneres’ studio-based A Very Good Production are producing, with AVGP’s Jeff Kleeman also exec producing. Feldman previously worked for two years on DeGeneres’ hit syndicated talk show and wrote for DeGeneres’ first stint as Oscar host. (She returns to Oscar duties on March 2).

Super excited about this one!