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

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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.

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Comments (21)

  • Best news ever.

    Comment by Susan – September 9, 2011 09:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Well…..good news, sure, but I think the ends of wars, cures for diseases, etc. would be classed as better news by most people.

      Comment by satirex – September 10, 2011 09:03 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Shut up.

        Comment by Amy – September 10, 2011 11:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • We’re not talking war, disease or other disasters, We’re talking entertainment, comedies and feel good stuff. After all the depressing coverage this weekend of 9/11, I need to laugh.

        Comment by Cathie – September 12, 2011 04:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Portia de rossi and ellen degeneres would end every war and disease if they could. You obviously would only start them.

        Comment by kayla – September 16, 2011 03:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’ve missed the talented Mrs Degeneres since they cancelled Better Off Ted. Looking forward to this new show. Yay Portia!

    Comment by valerie – September 9, 2011 10:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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!

    Comment by Alex M. – September 9, 2011 10:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • HECK TO THE YES.

    Comment by Katie Young – September 9, 2011 10:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’ll defenitely be watching this!

    Comment by ddutchie88 – September 10, 2011 03:08 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • SINGLE-CAMERA! Please please please.

    Comment by Sam – September 10, 2011 05:58 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Portia was amazing in Arrested Development. One of my all-time favorite shows ever.

    Comment by Elizabeth – September 10, 2011 06:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m excited and nervous. Portia tends to do really funny comedies that are cancelled too soon.

    Comment by Sivat – September 10, 2011 07:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • yesssssssssssssssssss

    Comment by lipsticksocialism – September 10, 2011 08:20 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Not Ally McBeal. So, you know, there’s hope.

    Comment by Stephanie – September 10, 2011 08:24 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by Dav – September 10, 2011 09:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yes Better off Ted was brilliant and Portia was one of the best things on it. I’m still pissed that it got canceled.

      Comment by MJ – September 10, 2011 05:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • 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.

        Comment by elr – September 12, 2011 12:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Awesome news. Funny as hell and gorgeous lady. She totally made Better off Ted.

    Comment by PJM – September 10, 2011 10:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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!

    Comment by Babygate – September 10, 2011 12:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Awesome news. Can’t wait to see it.

    Comment by Guy – September 11, 2011 12:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 나이 차이에 많이 나고 한두달 밖에 안되었고 해외에 있어 얼굴도 자주 못보는데 결혼해서 잘도 살겠니 나중에 이혼하겠지 둘다 곧 헤어지겠는데 뭘 ~쓸거 없으니 오버해서 기사 막 쓰는구나

    Comment by sora net – April 9, 2013 08:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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