NBC Picks Up Ellen DeGeneres’ New Singleton Sitcom

Ellen DeGeneres, who just entered the 10th season of her eponymous talk show, isn’t letting any moss grow under her feet: The lesbian powerhouse is producing an unnamed sitcom for NBC alongside Lauren Pomerantz, a senior writer on her daytime chatfest.

Details on the show are still vague but it supposedly revolves around a successful single woman in her 30s who is re-evaluating her romantic life—or lack thereof— with the help of friends and family. (Gee, doesn’t that kind of sound like Ellen’s own landmark sitcom from years gone by?)

This is the second show to get picked up from DeGeneres’ company,  A Very Good Production: Earlier this year The Smart One—starring Ellen’s wife Portia de Rossi, Malin Ackerman, and Jean Smart—was greenlighted for a pilot by ABC.


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  • dvlaries

    Of course there have to be some people who don’t like DeGeneres, but it sure seems to me like one would have to put a strenuous, ongoing effort to the task. I see her as gay people’s Pearl Bailey, about as warm and disarming an ambassador as we could wish. Success to her always.

  • Spike

    Ellen has a head writer for her daytime talk show? Why? All she does is interview people who have movies, tv shows or albums to promote and give away a bunch of stuff to greedy cougars in the audience, what the hell does she need a writer for?

  • MoleMcHenry

    @Spike: Monologues, skits, questions asked to the celebs. What’s going to be said during what segment. Like all talk shows, Ellen writes a lot of what she says but she has writers to help with ideas and to put it all in order.

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