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NBC confirms order for new Ellen DeGeneres sitcom

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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Ellen DeGeneres has received major success after her popular comeback to television in 2003 with her talk show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show. It’s currently in its tenth season, has accumulated a whopping 32 daytime Emmys as of 2011, and just scored its highest ratings since it aired almost a decade ago.

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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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