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Ellen DeGeneres Developing New Gay-Themed Comedy For NBC

Ellen-DegeneresAfter the swift cancellation of The New Normal and the impending death of Sean Saves The World, NBC is giving this whole gay sitcom thing yet another shot.

Ellen DeGeneres, she of the dancing and the talk show and being the most powerful lesbian in show business, is working with NBC and lesbian writer Liz Feldman to develop a series with a lesbian lead, though there are no plans for DeGeneres to appear on camera.

The show centers around a lesbian who gets pregnant by her straight guy BFF just as he meets the girl of his dreams.

Not counting the recent addition of Amber Tamblyn’s lesbian party girl character on Two and a Half Men, there hasn’t been a sitcom with a lesbian lead character on the air since Ellen’s own sitcom (the short-lived The Ellen Show on CBS, not Ellen on ABC) went off the air way back in 2002.

Ellen seems to have the golden touch, so perhaps she can help save gays on TV.

By:           Rob Smith
On:           Oct 29, 2013
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  • 10 Comments
    • Dakotahgeo
      Dakotahgeo

      Anything… ANYTHING involving ELLEN has GOT to be GREAT!! Can’t wait!

      Oct 29, 2013 at 12:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • QJ201
      QJ201

      Sounds like a disaster in the making.

      how many lesbians do you know that fall into bed with their straight male bestie? yeah not many

      more heteronormative blandness…like the New Normal…

      Oct 29, 2013 at 12:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Palmer Scott
      Palmer Scott

      @QJ201: Yeah, because there’s no such thing as artificial insemination or even old fashioned turkey basters. As we all know babies are only conceived while fucking with the lights off and in the missionary position. And ONLY if the couple has a marriage license and a picture of Jebus on the wall.

      Here’s an idea, why not wait until the show airs (if it airs) before condemning it?

      Oct 29, 2013 at 1:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Snapper59
      Snapper59

      So the power LESBIAN is working with the LESBIAN writer to do a comedy about a lesbian…..

      Of course it has flop written all over it. Jesus, everything comes with a label. I’m sure the only required viewers will be LESBIAN viewers. Everyone else is just looking for funny without a lesson every episode.

      Oct 29, 2013 at 1:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • B Damion
      B Damion

      I will be the first one to say I was wrong if this issh becomes a hit. Maybe she should try an all gay ensemble cast and go from there. Oh well, what do I know.

      Oct 29, 2013 at 2:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Spike
      Spike

      @QJ201: Understatement

      Oct 29, 2013 at 2:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dixie Rect
      Dixie Rect

      Sounds awful. Why not do a comedy about lesbians, period. They can be funny on their own.

      Oct 29, 2013 at 6:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo
      Dakotahgeo

      @QJ201: The nice thing is we have a choice… Like it? Watch it! Don’t like it? Change to a different channel! Simple!

      Oct 29, 2013 at 7:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo
      Dakotahgeo

      @Palmer Scott: Thank you! Great idea! “No idea is great unless it’s mine!”

      Oct 29, 2013 at 7:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
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      Oct 30, 2013 at 9:03 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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