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OCT
28
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Ellen DeGeneres, Liz Feldman Developing Lesbian Comedy at NBC

The comedy centers on a lesbian who becomes pregnant just as her straight male best friend meets and marries the love of his life.

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A year after canceling gay-themed The New Normal after one season, NBC is teaming with Ellen DeGeneres for a lesbian-themed comedy.

The untitled Liz Feldman project centers on a lesbian who gets pregnant just as her straight male best friend meets and marries the love of his life.

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Feldman (2 Broke Girls) will pen the script and executive produce the half-hour multicamera vehicle alongside DeGeneres and her Warner Bros. Television-based A Very Good Production banner president Jeff Kleeman.

The comedy marks the latest gay-themed vehicle at NBC, including this season's Thursday half-hour Sean Saves the World, which reunites Will & Grace star Sean Hayes with the network. 

Last season's cancellations wiped out a score of gay characters on broadcast television. Among them: NBC's Smash, which featured several LGBT characters; Go On, also on NBC; and ABC's Happy Endings, among others. 

NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt, who is openly gay, has a history of LGBT-themed programming dating back to his time at the head of Showtime, where he greenlighted lesbian-themed The L Word as well as a U.S. adaptation of gay-themed Queer as Folk

For her part, Feldman had a long-running vlog on lesbian-themed site AfterEllen.com.