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Ellen DeGeneres Lands Comedy With NBC

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Everyone knows Ellen DeGeneres as the bubbly, dancing talk-show host which has been her persona for years now. But before she built a highly successful career around sitting down with celebrities, she had her own sitcom–simply titled “Ellen”–and now, it looks like she’s trying to make her way back into the world of comedy TV.

DeGeneres has pitched and sold a show to NBC, along with the senior writer from her talk show, Lauren Pomerantz. The show is reportedly about a woman in her early thirties and her battle with the feeling that she’ll be single forever.

The show is the latest in a string of pilots under DeGeneres’ production company, A Very Good Production, to be picked up by networks. One project involves her wife, Portia De Rossi, and another is in the works with FOX.

DeGeneres is still firmly rooted in her talk show, however, and recently interviewed country singer Kellie Pickler about her dramatic change in appearance; the “American Idol” alum Kellie Pickler shaved off all her hair in a show of solidarity for her best friend, who is suffering through chemotherapy treatments.

“I was able to be with her for her first chemo treatment, which was important I think for both of us, because, like I said, she’s my big sister,” Pickler said. “She really is. We’re not blood kin but we are sisters.”

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  • George Haskins

    Go for it Ellen! Congratulations!

  • Megam

    Yeah. You go Ellen. Love your “Ellen” show and looking forward to your new comedy. You’re the greatest.

  • marc

    So happy she is back on Comedy… so so happy, was worry she will never do it again since her success with her day time show.

  • JB

    I wonder if she will actually star in the show or is she just behind the cameras?

  • Mary Anne

    Same ol’ same ol’ Ellen. I remember her previous “Ellen” shows. I remember two of them…at least I think there were two shows. About the single woman who was trying not to be ‘alone’. Funny, cute shows. But come on Ellen, isn’t there something a little different, or gritty you could do as far as shows are concerned? Yeah, you’re funny, and talanted. But isn’t the other side of comedy, drama? You can still be funny, but show that other real side of yourself. You touched on that when you came out to yourself, when you went to a therapist played by Oprah. There’s more to you than that. Enough of the “cute, funny, single woman” already!!

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