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

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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.



Comments (15)

  • 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!

    Comment by Lindsey – February 10, 2014 11:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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?

    Comment by Patty Stamps – February 10, 2014 11:58 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • He did, according to the HollywoodReporter article, but I don’t know it’s a go yet…

    Comment by Zachary J. Morrison – February 10, 2014 01:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It’s too bad the lesbian isn’t the one who meets the love of her life.

    Comment by alistaircrane – February 10, 2014 01:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • No because she’ll spent the rest of the series on random dates and single shanenigans until she meets the “mother”. Or whatever.

      Comment by +1 – February 10, 2014 02:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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!

    Comment by Evan – February 10, 2014 01:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by Miffay – February 10, 2014 03:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yes! So sick of this type of premise. Kinda feel like we’ve seen this type of show before

      Comment by Youn – February 10, 2014 03:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • 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.

      Comment by Ani – February 10, 2014 05:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • This. You know what they say, it takes a village to raise a child. Apparently Miffay is the village idiot.

        Comment by Zach – February 10, 2014 08:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Lol, that or the troll.

          Comment by Ani – February 10, 2014 09:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • so I guess Nicky on CBS is dead?

    Comment by tae munny sass king (@OOHWUH) – February 10, 2014 03:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • It is, but apparently Warner Bros wants to keep him in the mix, herego he was cast in this.

      Comment by Zach – February 10, 2014 09:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nick Zano?! This will be cancelled in no time.

    Comment by Ella – February 10, 2014 09:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • sounds ALMOST like that story arc from chicago fire…

    Comment by bridget – February 11, 2014 12:24 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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