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Ellen DeGeneres Sitcom Picked Up By NBC

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No wonder Ellen is smiling – her latest sitcom has been picked up by NBC from her company, A Very Good Production, and Warner Bros. TV.

The single-camera comedy, which to date does not have an official title, is currently being written by Lauren Pomerantz, the senior writer for DeGeneres’ daytime talk show. Ellen will join Pomerantz on executive producer duties for the sitcom, which focuses on a successful and independent 32-year-old woman who, convinced she is certain to die alone, seeks the advice of those around her to reassure her that living as a singleton was the right choice.

This latest sale is the second in quick succession for DeGeneres and A Very Good Production; only last season, NBC bought the comedy The Smart One, another Ellen-produced show, in a bidding war.

ABC later picked up the project for a pilot, which will star Ellen’s wife, Portia De Rossi, as a “brilliant and successful woman who begrudgingly goes to work for her less-brainy but more popular sister – a former beauty queen, weather girl and now big-city Mayor.”

A Very Good Production also has a comedy in the works at Fox – DeGeneres seems to have quite the golden touch for successful projects.

In other TV comedy news, CBS has bought All In, a multi-camera comedy, from CBS TV Studios. Written by Robia Rashid, the sitcom centers on a couple who move across the country together to start a new life after only a few months of dating.

Are you an Ellen fan, and does the idea behind her latest sitcom tickle your TV tastebuds?

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107 Responses to “Ellen DeGeneres Sitcom Picked Up By NBC”

  1. Bert Magnus

    Being a singleton is NOT a very good idea…. but try to find someone who can be honest and faithful these days.

  2. Bonita J White

    Ellen is there some way to get a grant to buy a home that I would like to buy , because it would be my FIRST HOME?

  3. Carol Patrick

    I have tried so many times to email her show, but have not had one single acknowledgement. Used to watch all the time, but show had lost something? I still like the show, but something is different. I wish she had an email where someone just responded back. I know she is so so busy, and does not do the emails.

  4. Patricia Talvacchio Sottile

    First of all she don't have a wife and second of all I would not watch anything this women or guy which ever she think she is has on any TV. Leave up to NBC to have this nut job show on their station.

  5. Delores Starr

    I think allen is a very neat lady. I would love to meet her one of these days.
    but I know that it will never happen to me. because I never have good luck.

  6. Monica Benoit Prieto

    I second Patricia's comment, the homosexuals are all over the t.v. and i will not watch any show that they are on!!!! I dont know what the world is coming to but those corrupt minded producers Are not GODLY people, Remember people in the Bible it was Adam and Eve….enough said!!!

  7. Teela Percle Falgoust

    I would respectfully have to disagree with you! Homosexuals are God's children, too. They did not chose to be this way! Who would chose this path with all of the hate and judgement that they have been subjected to? My gay friends are some of the most caring and compassionate people that I know. Who are we to judge?

  8. Sandi Conley

    You know, I'm not gay or do I approve of it…but Ellen is a human being and she is a very KIND person who I respect. She doesnt throw being gay in your face, she doesnt get mad at you for not liking the gay way of life. But what she does believe in is "KINDNESS", and treating people with respect, that all humans deserve. Jesus didn't treat people mean, or judge them. Who are you to cast stones at people?

  9. Sonia Dinnes Graham

    First of all she does have a wife, second who the ____ cares what you watch. Third she is kind and funny as hell and you are an A-hole who is probably jealous of this beautiful, kind, smart young woman who gives more to society daily then you will every give in your lifetime…and I'm not talking about $$$$ she makes millions of people smile, laugh and cry every day where all you seem to want to do is hate..uou must be a very sad person indeed! It is not your place to judge or approve of her or anyone else. If you don't like her don't watch her simple as that, it is a free country if you want to be a bigot go for it but your opinions are just that, you have no right to judge others!!!

  10. Monica Benoit Prieto

    First of all I would like to thank ya'll for the comments and respectfully as for my cousin Teela…I have my views like each and everyone else does that's what makes the world go round BUT mine is backed up by The BIBLE(KJV) everything is in it, some read it to make it out to what they want it to say….Now as for Kojo and Jessica those are very educated words, LOL again I am neither….I AM JUST A GOD FEARING CHRISTIAN and NO I am not a judge WE ONLY HAVE ONE! I only have opinions and we are free to state them!

  11. Matthew M. Smith

    You represent the worst dogma can offer, intolerance of others and their beliefs.

  12. Dora Dunton

    Not at all. If you are "not "Christian maybe even gay.. Are you likely to support a church? I doubt it. Monica simply stated she won't watch a program that supports a lifestyle she disagrees with. I agree with her. I can care about many different people without agreeing with their every choice. Try it!

  13. Matthew M. Smith

    Dora Dunton Like you said and agreed, she "disagrees with their lifestyle" as if sexual preference is a personal choice and it's not. That is the definition of intolerance. No one chooses who they are attracted to and no one would purposely seek intolerance and discrimination from the likes of you.

  14. Dora Dunton

    The "likes of me?" Do you even have a tiny clue how "intolerant" your remark makes you sound? Lets just agree to disagree. Your opinion is your & you have a right to it. Mine is mine & I have the exact!same! right! Have a nice day.

  15. Debra Giordano

    How sad that there is so much hatered and judgment in this world. There will never be world peace if we can't even teach it, learn it and accept right here at home. Ellen is a wonderful person who brings a smile to many peoples faces everyday. I would be more then honored to be in her presence one day. If we can all just learn how to live peacefully together and respect each other for who they are and not what their beliefs, race, religion or sexual preference is this world would be a much better place. I pray for all the haters out there

  16. Matthew M. Smith

    I have *no* tolerance for intolerance and I'm fully aware of that.

  17. Monica Benoit Prieto

    Dora, thats small minded people way of dealing with things, they don't like what you say and you won't agree with them and they throw stones….well throw stones my backs big enough….God withstood it sooooo can I…I will NOT agree with something that is WRONG and written in the BIBLE as WRONG….!!!

  18. Monica Benoit Prieto

    Matthew Thank you for your comment my Dogma is inforced by my BIBLE maybe if you read one you'd know where my beliefs come from…..I am open to anyone opinions and beliefs but if I don't agree with them then I say so simple as that…..everyone is intitled to it…Just like I feel as they say ""they are born like that""", that a lifestyle they choose you are not born like that!!!!And again THAT'S MY OPINION, its not up for debate!!!!Have a great day!!

  19. Robert Cutler

    You mean Deuteronmy? Where one can sell a sister into slavery? And lots of other silly rules to follow – and Ibet you do not follow them. Science has taught us a good bit more than your out-of-date book

  20. Monica Benoit Prieto

    Robert….that word was used already..no cheating off the other comments use your own words!!!LOL

  21. Monica Benoit Prieto

    Well if you EVER heard of GOD….I really DON'T think the BIBLE is out-of-date, MAYBE YOU ARE????? BUT NOT THE KJV BIBLE is NOT… HAVE A GOOD NIGHT and try reading The good not out-of-date book the bible before you lay your head on the pillow!!!!

  22. Nina Richards

    I personally love Ellen. She's so funny, so kind, so giving, so compassionate, so caring, so inspiring. I watch her show on a daily basis. No, I'm not gay or bi, I just have a lot of respect for her as a human being. I look forward to whatever she does next, show wise.

  23. Matthew M. Smith

    Monica Benoit Prieto You certainly have every right to be ignorant, bigoted, dogmatic and wrong.

  24. Monica Benoit Prieto

    And you know Matthew M. Smith in the same writings you put on the computer about my opinions it only falls back on you that your the ignorant and wrong one and i'm sure the apple doesn't fall far from the tree;) ;) Have yourself a great night

  25. Patricia Talvacchio Sottile

    So did alot of other idiot make people smile I am not talking about that she is a women in a womens body and thinks she is a man what do you call it. I don't hate her I just think she is a confused about who she is. Why is it always hate when you dont agree with people who are gay and misguided. I am not jealous of a woman who think she is a man the only thing she is give to society is teaching people that she is not normal .

  26. Matthew M. Smith

    I'm not always right and I don't know everything, but I'm not a dogmatic, bigoted fanatic who corrupts Biblical teachings like yourself.

  27. Matthew M. Smith

    I'm not always right and I don't know everything, but I'm not a dogmatic, bigoted fanatic who corrupts Biblical teachings like yourself.

  28. Monica Benoit Prieto

    Theirs only one right and thats GOD, I know you don't know him but I love his Bible….. go to sleep and enjoy your life!!!!

  29. Emily Harckum-Bennett

    She doesn't think she is trapped in a man's body. in fact, I don't think I have ever seen someone more comfortable in their own skin. I think the millions she makes every year from her endorsement deals prove that point for me. third, she DOES have a wife, she and Portia got married when gay marriage was legal in CA. And who the hell do you think you are saying that she is gay and "misguided?" I'm gay, I don't feel in any way that I'm misguIded. Here is a simple solution for a Simple minded girl…don't watch it. And last but certainly not least, Idk where to even start with your grammar. you need some serious education. bottom line here is that Ellen is kind, generous, playful, funny, confident. and she is an outstanding role model, for not only homosexuals, but for straight people as well. she is an absolute inspirationt

  30. Sonia Dinnes Graham

    Sorry I don't just think your wrong I know you are I have a ton of gay friends and trust me they are not confused about who they are just sad that some people like you just don't understand this is the way they were born , this is how God made them and if your a believer in God then I'm sure you feel he doesn't make mistakes. It is hate because comments like yours lead to the death and abuse of gays, Young gays often take their own lifes because they listen and believe comments like yours and realize they can't change who they are and feel hopeless. Your so called innocent comments are hurting people and that is hateful. Try listening to something other then Fox news . There is a whole world out there, stop being so closed minded and if your not going to do that at least stop breeding for "Gods" sake!!!

  31. Sonia Dinnes Graham

    O.K. that breeding comment was kinda mean, I will take that back but do me a favor watch the movie "Prayers for Bobby" on u-tube, its free and one of the best movies I've every seen and there is alot of talk of God so you will love it. This young mans mother believes just as you, she is a good person as is everyone in her family. Just watch the whole movie and let me know what you think.

  32. Seth Derek Aronson

    You must be against football, which requires touching a dead pig's skin. And, of course, you NEVER wear fabrics made from two different kinds of thread… because God's word is God's word, afterall…

  33. Monica Benoit Prieto

    Since you speak like you're some Atheist Hippee your comment supports Catholic Priest for the incest and Morman's for the polygamy…And I am neither….I am a Married woman… and For the record…..God created male and female and told them to be fruitfull and multiply.. By the way He named them ADAM AND EVE…The regenerate will have eternal life, we will be like Jesus. The unregenerate will inherit HELL and they will be like Satin!!!(Serpent, worm) for they will loose their bodily shape and turn to a worm. AND the wages of SIN is DEATH(seperatedfrom GOD) Where you won't hear babies crying, birds singing and children laughing etc… GIVE YOUR LIFE TO JESUS AND BE BORN AGAIN!!!! Now SETH you have a great night!!!

  34. Seth Derek Aronson

    You haven't even read the bible, have you? Abraham married his sister. Solomon had 700 wives and 300 concubines. If you wear fabric made of two kinds of thread, it's an equal abomonation to homosexuality… So you're a hypocrite, as well as an ignoramous…

  35. Monica Benoit Prieto

    By the way when did you get born again? It seem like you fit in the catagory that you are ever learning but never come to the knowledge of the truth for the natural man receives not the things of the spirit of God..for they are foolishness unto Him. We could go on all night and I will NOT compromise the Word of God concerning the Sodomites…I'm going by Gods standards, you're going by your own soooo your the ignormous!!!!

  36. Seth Derek Aronson

    Leviticus 19:19:" Ye shall keep my statutes. Thou shalt not let thy cattle gender with a diverse kind: thou shalt not sow thy field with mingled seed: neither shall a garment mingled of linen and woollen come upon thee." SO, MONICA, HAVE YOU EVER WORN A GARMENT THAT WAS A WOOL BLEND, OH POMPOUS HYPOCRITE?!??

  37. Seth Derek Aronson

    And I'm sure, since Leviticus is so important to you, OF COURSE you never eat any pork (11:7), but you readily indulge on grasshoppers and beetles (11:22)… Because it is the word of God, afterall…

  38. Randal Phillips

    I like Ellen, but I could never do anything to support her, since she's become the poster girl for a perverse and destructive lifestyle. A pity she stubbornly insists on promoting perversion.

  39. Randal Phillips

    Teela Percle Falgoust I couldn't agree with you less. Just like the rest of us, NO ONE is God's child simply by the function of existing. This is excruciatingly clear in Scripture. Choose? Of COURSE they choose to be that way. Every time some guy makes a date with another guy, that's a choice. Were they born with these urges? Most likely. We are all born selfish and crude and cruel and sinful. Refer to my note above. Are your gay friends kind and caring and wonderful people? I'm sure they are and are not…. just like the rest of us. Perversion is no greater sin than pride or anger or selfishness or anything else; it's no less either and just as damnable as any. And as for judgment…. that's God's job and He's already had His say on homosexuality. It's sin.

  40. Randal Phillips

    Teela Percle Falgoust I couldn't agree with you less. Just like the rest of us, NO ONE is God's child simply by the function of existing. This is excruciatingly clear in Scripture. Choose? Of COURSE they choose to be that way. Every time some guy makes a date with another guy, that's a choice. Were they born with these urges? Most likely. We are all born selfish and crude and cruel and sinful. Refer to my note above. Are your gay friends kind and caring and wonderful people? I'm sure they are and are not…. just like the rest of us. Perversion is no greater sin than pride or anger or selfishness or anything else; it's no less either and just as damnable as any. And as for judgment…. that's God's job and He's already had His say on homosexuality. It's sin.

  41. David Brayshaw

    I do not disagree with the fact the Ellen has talent. Anyone can see it. She is very funny, informed and it's a real treat to watch her dance. She is certainly one of the best examples of a lesbian woman who is not blatantly militaristic about her lifestyle choice, as some of the LGBT groups can be who insist they were made that way, and no matter what stands in their way, even the truth of God's Word, will prevent them from living as they see fit. Attempts to show them any differently are normally met with accusations of homophobia. Christians merely desire to show the "love of the truth" which is able to supercede lust and the sort of "love" that is a substitute for charity coupled with morality.

  42. Stephanie Kohler

    There are over 20 major religions in the world. Christianity is not the only one. Christianity also only accounts for 2 billion of earth's 7 billion people. In other words, blow it out your ass.

  43. Megan Carlson

    *scratches head* She makes people laugh every day. She's helped countless people, charities, animals… you name it. She's kind to everyone she meets. She's in a committed, long-term, legally-bound, monogamous relationship. In what universe is this a perverse and destructive lifestyle?

  44. Darlene Hazouri Harrold

    ALL HOMOSEXUAL TV SHOWS SHOULD BE ON IT’S OWN SELECTION TAB. IT SHOULD NOT BE ON THE REGULAR SCROLLING MENU ON CABLE OR SATELLITE. IF GAYS WANT TO WATCH THAT PERVERSION, THEN THEY CAN SELECT THE TAB AND WATCH THEIR UNNATURAL SHOWS. Homosexuality is a deviant perverted unnatural lifestyle and should not be admired in anyway. All people should be treated nicely, but homosexuality is not tolerated and is destructive to all cultures. They should keep it to themselves. Marriage is for a MAN and a WOMAN, period. Anything else does not Even come close or compare to the natural order of things. GAYS HAVE NO RESPECT FOR WHAT TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE HAS STOOD FOR FOR ALL TIME. THEY WANT TO TRASH AND DESTROY A PRECIOUS, GOD BLESSED JOINING. WHAT A SHAME.

  45. Cindy Lou Holmes

    When people are told things that Ellen is doing, it automatically goes straight to her sex life. All these stupid "Adam and Steve" comments start coming out. It gets so old.

  46. Cindy Lou Holmes

    What is it with these "Adam and Steve" comments? Did you make that up? No? I didn't think so. You come onto this message board repeating a stupid saying like a Mynah bird and make a retard out of yourself. Loser.

  47. Doug Fussell

    She is not funny or talented it very sad that this is what America has become.

  48. Cindy Lou Holmes

    This is an article about a new comedy. A new TV show. Anybody? Is anyone actually going to talk about the new TV show coming up?

  49. Gwen Gentry

    It is indeed too bad you do not love God. God made us how we are. You are telling God he is wrong, he made a mistake. How dare you!

  50. Amrita Nadi

    Patricia dear: i understand how difficult it is to accept your sexuality, but we are living in more accepting times, so it is okay to come out of the closet. I will support you when you do. Take care.

  51. Gwen Gentry

    If these pretend to be Christians had half the good qualities Ellen has, they might begin to understand what God wants from us. He definately does not want us to judge, that is His job. He does not want us to show vengence, that is His job. He does want us to love one another and help one another, that is our job.

  52. Anonymous

    LOVE LOVE LOVE Ellen. Second, when I get to heaven it will be interesting to see how many "God fearing Christians" don't make it because they forgot the most important part of God's Law. "love thy neighbor". That doesn't mean you have to agree with them. Just love them anyway.

  53. Edward Respalie

    SOME OF YOU MAKE ME SICK WITH YOUR COMMENTS, there is no place in gods world or his kingdom for that kind of trash….you bible thumpers who think so better look at in your own closet if you call yourself a christian , NO GOD DID NOT MAKE THEM THAT WAY. you will not find one wild animal that's way, they are just sick people and those who support them to.

  54. Anonymous

    Poor souls like Monica B P (who lives by the bible, which I think somewhere says “thou shalt not speak on social media sites”), Patricia T S (who, although in high school, obviously hasn’t learned grammar), Darlene H H (who, I’m guessing is just ignorant), Edward R (who is himself, an assteroid) and Jerry K and Randal P. who are both ignorant like Darlene H H. Gwen G; great point of view. Cindy L H; nope. People get on here just to share ignorance, bigotry (a little greed) and sometime a decent point of view. That is why I read this crap…

  55. Monica Benoit Prieto

    With intelligent people as Amrita not knowing nothing about the Bible only hearing about Adam and Eve, knowing there were no preachers in that time….God married them!!!! Leaves you to wonder why the world is sooo screwed up with people like that!!!!!

  56. Anonymous

    Of course the idea of a new show by Ellen tickles my TV taste buds! What could be better than adding a little more Ellen to my life? Not one day goes by that I don’t watch her talk show, even though it airs during my workday at Dish. I’m sure I won’t want to miss this new show either. Once it debuts, it will certainly be a lot to ask of my DVR, since it already records each daily episode of her talk show. It will be okay though, since my Hopper DVR’s large memory space has more than enough room to handle it. I have no doubt that her new project will be hilarious!

  57. Sonia Dinnes Graham

    Your foolish, you watch people on tv and talk to people daily who are gay you just don't know which ones they are!

  58. Sonia Dinnes Graham

    Your foolish, you watch people on tv and talk to people daily who are gay you just don't know which ones they are!

  59. Sonia Dinnes Graham

    Seth, give up they enjoy hating and just try and use the bible to defend themselves, even when you prove them wrong, you just can't fix stupid!! So glad I had such wonderful parents but feel very sorry for their childrem!!!

  60. Sonia Dinnes Graham

    GAY MARRIAGE DOES NOT CHANGE OR EFFECT YOUR MARRIAGE IN ANY WAY YOU JUST DON'T LKE IT!!!! YOUR ABOVE COMMENTS ARE SO DISCUSTING IT IS CLEAR YOU ENJOY HATING SO MUCH THERE IS KNOW REASONING WITH YOU …LIKE I SAID BEFORE …YOU CAN'T FIX STUPID!!!!

  61. Seth Derek Aronson

    Monica, THANK YOU! You finally admitted that your opinions are your own, and not even remotely a faithful representation of biblical principles. After all, Leviticus clearly says that homosexuality, eating pork, and wearing wool blend fabrics are all equally offensive to the Lord. It's awesome that you only practice 2/3 of these sins, while rabidly demonizing anyone who dares do the other… Although, i could've sworn Jesus said that only those WITHOUT sin may throw stones…

  62. Monica Benoit Prieto

    I admitted to Nothing, you're confused… You stay with your life style and their beliefs and spend eternity in HELL… i'll stay with Gods words and spend it with HIM in HEAVEN!!!!!

  63. Monica Benoit Prieto

    Sonia you said a mouth full WE can't fix stupid people as yourselves…stay with the sodmites and we stay with our own!!!

  64. Monica Benoit Prieto

    Oh and Sonia you said you had wonderful parents but feel sorry for their children ……that would be you…oh your intelligent aren't you!!!!!

  65. Sonia Dinnes Graham

    You sure told me Honey Boo Boo, I mean Monica and of course I meant your children and I do feel very sorry for them! We need more Ellen's in the world and less Haters like you!!!

  66. Teela Percle Falgoust

    Randal, since you could never do anything to support Ellen because she is gay, does this mean that you will no longer go out shopping or eat in a resturant or go to a movie, etc. and support all those gays who work to serve you and depend on you to help pay their saleries?

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  68. Kathy Sellers

    You ignorant bunch of heaters should all be sent to a Muslim country where you will quickly learn to appreciate the gift of accepting a person for whom they are. And of course the fact that one's sexual preference is no ones business, but their own!

  69. Kathy Sellers

    You sad, sad person, I hope there's some redemption for you……. perhaps in another life where you will realize one's sexual preference will not hurt or affect you!

  70. Kathy Sellers

    and you're probably teaching that ill informed ignorance to your poor children, you should be ashamed. However, I know you won't be because simply you are ignorant!

  71. Kathy Sellers

    and you're probably teaching that ill informed ignorance to your poor children, you should be ashamed. However, I know you won't be because simply you are ignorant!

  72. Monica Benoit Prieto

    And she calls people ignorant when she get soooooo worried about making a statement about homosexuals,she can't spell!!you wanted to put haters not heaters>>>DUH and if they don't want their business out there they should of stayed in the CLOSET!!!

  73. Sonia Dinnes Graham

    you worry way too much about what goes on in other people's bedrooms…whats with that??

  74. Edward Respalie

    it dont seem to be in the bedroom when its on front page news you idiot