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.

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  • Dakotahgeo

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

  • 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…

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Spike

    @QJ201: Understatement

  • Dixie Rect

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

  • Dakotahgeo

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

  • Dakotahgeo

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

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