Pilot News: Ellen DeGeneres' One Big Happy Comedy Ordered at NBC

ellen-degeneres-oscarsEllen DeGeneres got one big, happy piece of news Tuesday: Her new sitcom pilot is in the running for a spot on NBC’s primetime schedule.

The Peacock Net announced it ordered One Big Happy, a half-hour, multi-camera comedy about gay and straight best friends whose mission to have a baby together is complicated when one of the potential parents finds the love of his or her life.

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Talk show host/upcoming Oscars emcee DeGeneres will executive-produce the project with Jeff Kleeman (The Change-Up), former Ellen DeGeneres Show writer/producer Liz Feldman and Warner Bros. Television. Feldman also will pen the pilot.

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23 Comments
  1. it would be better if she was starring in it.

  2. That was a plotline from Will & Grace. :)

  3. Zach says:

    First of all, there need to be more lesbians on TV. Second of all, this is probably NBC’s way of getting out of doing that stupid looking twin comedy.

  4. Jax says:

    Sounds promising but let’s face it, it couldn’t do any worse that what NBC comedies are doing right now.

  5. Teag says:

    Was interested until I read “multi-camera”

  6. Shannon says:

    LOL!! I thought the show was based on the comic strip by the same name…that would have been funnier, maybe!

  7. Tran 2.0 says:

    Don’t EVER cast Kate McKinnon. Let her stay on SNL.

  8. Lois says:

    Will & Grace?

  9. Lisa says:

    Liz Feldman is a comic genius. really excited to see how this turns out!

  10. Heathers says:

    How original. A Will and Grace knock off!

  11. Stormy says:

    I’d like to see a lesbian comedy done like Golden Girls. Aging lesbians [Stockard Channing, Marla Gibbs, Rita Moreno, Shirley MacLaine, Diahnn Carroll?] in a retirement community.

    • Zach says:

      Damn, I didn’t realize Stockard Channing was almost 70. I thought she was like, a decade younger. She wouldn’t fit in at a retirement community though. I visit my grandparents in one, there are literally no people without gray or white hair. I mean zero. No people with brown hair left.

      • Stormy says:

        Did you see her as Christopher Plummer’s girlfriend in Must Love Dogs? She’d fit in just fine. As for white hair, watch Shirley MacLaine in In Her Shoes.

    • This sounds awesome. Someone pitch this!

  12. christine says:

    I think it sounds great but I can already hear conservatives freaking out.

  13. woodyinho says:

    Season 5 plot line from W&G.

  14. Asha says:

    I wish someone would come out with another mockumentary style comedy like Parks and Modern Family. Those type of shows seem to have more success and are funnier. With the Office gone, NBC could you another comedy that works with that format.

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