Ellen DeGeneres Developing Sitcom for NBC


Ellen DeGeneres

For those of you still looking to fill that empty TV space in your heart 'The New Normal' left behind, you may be in luck! Deadline reports that the hilarious Ellen DeGeneres (who publicly came out over 16 years ago) is now in the process of developing a brand new gay-centric sitcom for NBC with her former 'Ellen' show writer Liz Feldman. Dance parties all around!

The currently untitled project will focus on a lesbian and her straight male best friend who get pregnant just as he meets and marries the love of his life. We'd say that's definitely going to complicate things a bit, but given Ellen's involvement it's sure to be hilarious.

Although it doesn't sound like the talk show host will actually be starring in the show herself — given her already packed schedule of hosting her own show and gearing up for the Oscars — we can always hope for a special guest star appearance somewhere down the road. (Fingers crossed!)

NBC has a tradition of playing host to a variety of gay-themed comedies, most notably the highly popular 'Will & Grace,' which premiered back in 1998. Then there's the recently canceled aforementioned 'The New Normal' (RIP) as well as the new half-hour sitcom 'Sean Saves The World,' which premiered earlier this fall. However, since all of these focus mainly on gay men, providing a lesbian leading lady should make for a fun and interesting change up for both the network and fans alike. Personally, we couldn't be more excited!

So what do you think of this latest sitcom idea? Could it be the next big thing since 'Will & Grace'? Since Ellen's involved, do you think there will be lots of dancing? Sound off on your thoughts and feelings in the comments below!

- Ellen DeGeneres
- Liz Feldman

Written by: Kelly_Schremph
Oct 28th, 2013, 11:45 am

Images courtesy of NBC

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