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Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi Sell Pilot To NBC

Okay, well, sadly Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi’s new pilot will not feature them as a wife and wife crime-fighting team like I momentarily hoped. It would be like a hilarious Cagney & Lacey, but with more dancing! Produced by DeGeneres, written by Samantha Who? co-creator Don Todd and starring de Rossi as one of two dueling sisters, Deadline reports that the as-yet untitled show was scooped up by NBC after an intense bidding war. You think that bidding war was intense? Wait until I write this other show. It’ll be like Rizzoli & Isles, but with more mother-in-law drama!

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