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NBC Orders a Comedy Pilot with a Lesbian Lead, Produced by Ellen DeGeneres

NBC has ordered a pilot for a new comedy targeted for the 2014-15 TV season. Called One Big Happy, the sitcom is created by 2 Broke Girls writer/producer Liz Feldman and is executive produced by Ellen DeGeneres. The plot follows a lesbian and her straight male best friend who decide to have a baby together, with matters becoming complicated when he meets and marries the love of his life. Feldman, like DeGeneres, is a lesbian, and has written for DeGeneres's daytime talk show, Ellen, in the past. NBC started developing One Big Happy in the fall. The network currently has one sitcom with a gay lead character (Sean [...]

Ellen DeGeneres Is Developing a Sitcom with a Lesbian Lead at NBC

NBC is developing a new comedy produced by Ellen DeGeneres for the 2014-15 TV season, Deadline reports. Written by Liz Feldman, a gay alum of Ellen's writing staff who currently works on 2 Broke Girls, the untitled project follows a lesbian who is impregnated by her straight male best friend just before he meets the love of his life. DeGeneres, who paved the way for gay characters in TV when she and her character came out on her self-titled ABC sitcom in 1997, will only be involved behind the camera on this project.