As Mrs. Ellen DeGeneres, Portia de Rossi doesn’t really have to work. But if you’ve seen her in Ally McBeal, Arrested Development and Better Off Ted, then you know De Rossi is a talented comic actress. So we’re glad she’s lined up a new sitcom in which she plays half of a pair of competitive sisters—even if her mega-celebrity wife helped get her the job.
After an intense bidding war between the major networks, NBC just committed to the as-yet-unnamed series, which is being produced by DeGeneres’ A Very Good Production and written by Samantha Who? co-creator Don Tod.
Great, now they’ll never make that Arrested Development movie!