Pilot Scoop: Nick Zano to Star in NBC's Ellen DeGeneres-Produced Gay/Straight Comedy

Nick Zano One Big HapyEllen DeGeneres has found the male lead for her reverse-Will & Grace comedy One Big Happy.

Ubiquitous sitcom guest star Nick Zano (Mom, 2 Broke Girls, Happy Endings) is set to star in DeGeneres-produced NBC pilot, which centers on a lesbian named Lizzy and her straight male BFF Luke (Zano) who have been trying to have a baby via artificial insemination for some time now. They finally get pregnant — just as Luke meets and impulsively marries the love of his life.

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2 Broke Girls producer/writer Liz Feldman is penning the script and will serve as an EP alongside Jeff Kleeman and DeGeneres.

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  1. Lindsey says:

    So excited for this!! I love Nick Zano!!!! And this plot reminds me a little of Friends With Kids, which is one of my faves!

  2. Patty Stamps says:

    I thought Nick got his own pilot that he was writing about his own life growing up with overberaing mother and sisters? Did I dream that?

  3. Zachary J. Morrison says:

    He did, according to the HollywoodReporter article, but I don’t know it’s a go yet…

  4. alistaircrane says:

    It’s too bad the lesbian isn’t the one who meets the love of her life.

    • +1 says:

      No because she’ll spent the rest of the series on random dates and single shanenigans until she meets the “mother”. Or whatever.

  5. Evan says:

    I was just saying the other week when Nick appeared on “Mom” that he really needed to get his own show. So glad he got one AND that Ellen is behind the wheel!

  6. Miffay says:

    Children are better off when brought into the world or adopted by two parents in a committed relationship. Not by best friends. How selfish. What a terrible message for a show to send.

    • Youn says:

      Yes! So sick of this type of premise. Kinda feel like we’ve seen this type of show before

    • Ani says:

      Interesting opinion, but I would argue that what is best for a child is to be conceived and raised by two people who love and care for one another, whether or not they are in a commited relationship. The most important thing is that a child is wanted and loved, and I can’t imagine it would be a bad thing for a child to know its parents are the best of friends…which seems to be seldom the case, as so many children end up being raised in broken homes. At least best friends can’t get divorced.

  7. so I guess Nicky on CBS is dead?

  8. Ella says:

    Nick Zano?! This will be cancelled in no time.

  9. bridget says:

    sounds ALMOST like that story arc from chicago fire…