Pilot Scoop: Ellen DeGeneres-Portia de Rossi Comedy Project Lands at NBC

After a heated bidding war, a multi-camera comedy project executive produced by Ellen DeGeneres and starring her wife, Arrested Development alumna Portia de Rossi, has landed at NBC with a pilot commitment.

The prospective series, to be written by Samantha Who? co-creator/executive producer Don Todd, is about dueling sisters, one of them to be played by de Rossi.

For more details on this story, head over to our sibling site Deadline.com.

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  1. Susan says:

    Best news ever.

  2. valerie says:

    I’ve missed the talented Mrs Degeneres since they cancelled Better Off Ted. Looking forward to this new show. Yay Portia!

  3. Alex M. says:

    OMG SO Exited! LUV LUV LUV Portia DeRossi! So bea-utiful and produced by Ellen! Def Gonna Be A HIT! Can’t wait to see the pilot!

  4. Katie Young says:


  5. ddutchie88 says:

    I’ll defenitely be watching this!

  6. Sam says:

    SINGLE-CAMERA! Please please please.

  7. Elizabeth says:

    Portia was amazing in Arrested Development. One of my all-time favorite shows ever.

  8. Sivat says:

    I’m excited and nervous. Portia tends to do really funny comedies that are cancelled too soon.

  9. lipsticksocialism says:


  10. Stephanie says:

    Not Ally McBeal. So, you know, there’s hope.

  11. Dav says:

    I still think Better Off Ted was one of the best comedies ever and partly due to the very talented Portia. I look forward to seeing her on TV again.

    • MJ says:

      Yes Better off Ted was brilliant and Portia was one of the best things on it. I’m still pissed that it got canceled.

      • elr says:

        My sentiments exactly. I boycotted any new ABC shows for the longest time because I was tired of them never acknowledging how wonderful a show Better Off Ted was. BOT and Pusing Daisies, both gone before their time.

  12. PJM says:

    Awesome news. Funny as hell and gorgeous lady. She totally made Better off Ted.

  13. Babygate says:

    Sounds awesome. Portia deserves good material to work with. Ever since Ally McBeal she has been on my radar for her comedic talent. And Ellen, well, who doesn’t love Ellen. Hope we get to see this soon. BTW, why was Samantha Who cancelled? I loved, LOVED that show!

  14. Guy says:

    Awesome news. Can’t wait to see it.

  15. sora net says:

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