NBC confirms order for new Ellen DeGeneres sitcom

Sep 17, 2012 at 3:41 p.m. ET

Ellen DeGeneres partners with former SNL writer to create a comedy sitcom for 30-year-old single women.

Ellen Degeneres Sitcom in the Works

NBC just picked up a new sitcom being produced by Ellen Degeneres\' company, A Very Good Production.

Ellen DeGeneres just signed a new deal with NBC to co-produce a new comedy. The Hollywood Reporter says NBC -- which also airs her talk show The Ellen DeGeneres Show -- just ordered scripts for the new show in which DeGeneres will be an executive producer. Fellow producer Lauren Pomerantz created the sitcom which centers on a financially successful single woman, who at 32 years old begins to question her romantic decisions. The Hollywood Reporter says DeGeneres and Pomerantz just sold Fox on a separate project; the network plans move forward on another comedy titled "Couple Time."

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DeGeneres and Promerantz's new project with NBC will be shot in single-camera fashion and as of yet remains untitled. The Hollywood Reporter describes the show as "[centering] on a successful woman who notices that she's listed as a 'single woman' on the paperwork for the house she's about to close on and becomes convinced that she just doomed herself to die alone. As a result, she turns to her friends, family, and a therapist to convince her she didn't make a huge mistake."

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