Idina Menzel to Star in Happy Time Comedy from Ellen DeGeneres

Idina Menzel Happy Time

Do you want to build a television career? Idina Menzel sure does.

The Frozen actress has been tapped to star in Happy Time, a comedy produced by Ellen DeGeneres, our sister site Deadline reports.

Written by Randi Barnes (Girl Meets World), the single-camera project will center on Menzel as a woman in the public eye who’s ready to stop pretending she’s so happy all the time.

Warner Bros. TV and DeGeneres’ studio A Very Good Production are looking to develop Happy Time this summer.

Next up for Menzel: Performing “The Star-Spangled Banner” before kickoff at Sunday’s Super Bowl XLIX.

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10 Comments
  1. Slowride says:

    I love me some Adele !

  2. Charlie says:

    Yeeey can’t wait un love Idina Menzel

  3. Chris says:

    So, Ellen has two shows coming out (One Big Happy and Happy Time?). I was confused for a second and thought the name the first show changed.

    • alistaircrane says:

      Only One Big Happy is confirmed to air (starting March 17). This show is just in development at the moment and we won’t find out if it’ll air until the May upfronts. Also, there is a third Ellen-produced show in the works starring Monica Potter, I believe.

  4. Heather says:

    Oh, wow! Great for Idina!! I’m a bit confused, though. If it’s being developed this Summer, does that mean it would air in the Fall or next Spring?

  5. Chol H Yoon says:

    It’ll be funny if they cast Kristen Chenowelth or Megan Hilaty to star with her, it will be wicked (LOL).

  6. Steve F. says:

    “…the single-camera project will center on Menzel as a woman in the public eye who’s ready to stop pretending she’s so happy all the time.”

    So, in other words, she’s ready to let it go?

  7. dvontv says:

    I hope her character’s name is Adele Dazeem!

  8. Alexandra says:

    I’m a bit confused. Thrilled that it will be happening. I will watch it every week without fail! My confusion is just, with the world tour and all that’s happening with her, when is this project supposed to maybe air?

  9. Emma Jaine says:

    Wait so why he is in this. He’s not good even what. Don’t tell me this is true? I can’t EVEN! hea’s a birtch. Not idina, the guy.