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.