Ellen DeGeneres sells comedy pilot to NBC
Talk show host will executive produce sitcom about single woman in her 30s
It’s a good month to be Ellen DeGeneres.
The funny lady not only launched the 10th season of her talk show this week and got her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame last week, she is also the star voice in Finding Nemo which was re-released into theaters in 3D today (14 September).
But there’s more good news on the professional front.
NBC has bought a sitcom from DeGeneres’ production company and has as its central character an independent 32-year-old single woman.
The show does not yet have a title but it it’s premise is described by Deadline Hollywood being about a woman ‘convinced she just doomed herself to die alone when she notices she’s listed as a single woman on the paperwork for the house she’s about to close on.’
Wanting to be sure she didn’t just make a huge mistake, she turns to her friends, family and a therapist for support and advice.
Executive producing with DeGeneres is Lauren Pomerantz, senior writer for Degeneres’ syndicated daytime talk show. Pomerantz is also writing the show.
DeGeneres’ company, A Very Good Production, had earlier this year sold a comedy based on the web series Couple Time to Fox.