Ellen DeGeneres Producing New Gay-Themed Sitcom For NBC
NBC is teaming up with Ellen DeGeneres for a new gay-themed comedy and this time there's a lesbian in the lead! (Kinda cool to see, Ellen coming full-circle after breaking barriers with her own lesbian-led sitcom in the 90's, no??)
Sixteen years after Ellen DeGeneres came out on her ABC sitcom, there may be another broadcast comedy with a lesbian lead. NBC has put in development a multi-camera comedy executive produced by DeGeneres. The untitled project, written/exec produced by openly gay comedy scribe Liz Feldman (2 Broke Girls), centers on a lesbian and her straight male best friend who get pregnant just as he meets and marries the love of his life. Warner Bros TV and DeGeneres’ studio-based A Very Good Production are producing, with AVGP’s Jeff Kleeman also exec producing. Feldman previously worked for two years on DeGeneres’ hit syndicated talk show and wrote for DeGeneres’ first stint as Oscar host. (She returns to Oscar duties on March 2).
NBC currently has Sean Saves The World on the air. With this new sitcom in development, maybe the lone gay-centered sitcom on a broadcast network won't be so lonely!
Excited for Ellen's new project?