Only fifteen short years ago, Ellen DeGeneres rocked the world of situation comedies. Her show, Ellen, was the first to feature an openly gay female character. Ellen, herself, came out as a gay woman throughout this process and encouraged the conversation about coming out to begin.
Today, Ellen hosts her own talk show, represents JC Penny and is known for her love of dancing. Her show premiered this week for its tenth season to the highest ratings since 2006. Now, Ellen will continue in her professional relationship with NBC to launch a new scripted sitcom written by Ellen producer, Lauren Pomerantz.
The show will focus on a woman in her thirties who reads that she is listed as a “single woman” on the documents she signs to purchase a home. In turn, the woman relies on the people in her life and, some much-needed therapy sessions, to ward off the negativity of believing that she will die alone.
Pomerantz will serve as the executive producer but Ellen will also bring her production team to the Warner Bros. project. Still no word on a title or whether Ellen will actually perform in the show. Pomerantz has also worked with the folks at Community and Saturday Night Live.
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