Portia De Rossi and Ellen Degeneres' Pilot Picked Up By ABC

Dan Evon

Portia De Rossi will be starring in a new pilot, "The Smart One," for ABC. The show just got a pilot ordered from the network which will be produced by Portia's partner, Ellen Degeneres.

According to Entertainment Weekly, Portia de Rossi will star 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.”

The show will be written Donald Todd and produced by DeGeneres and Lauren Corrao.

If the show gets picked up De Rossi will be a very busy actress as it was announced last year that "Arrested Development" would be returning for one more season.

Portia has starred in two shows that have gained cult status after a short run. "Arrested Development" was cancelled after just three seasons and "Better Off Ted" was cancelled after two seasons.

Do you like the premise for "The Smart One?" Do you want to Portia De Rossi's new show?

In other Portia / Ellen news, the celebrity couple recently purchased Brad Pitt's mansion. Ellen also recently became the spokesperson for JC Penney. One Million Moms recently started a protest against JC Penney for choosing an openly gay woman as its spokesperson.