September 09, 2011 10:04pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
Ellen DeGeneres, Portia de Rossi Team for NBC Comedy
NBC has picked up a comedy project from Ellen DeGeneres with her wife, Portia de Rossi, attached to star.
The network has agreed to produce a pilot of the Warner Bros. TV multicamera project that revolves around dueling sisters, with former Arrested Development star de Rossi set to play one of them.
DeGeneres, through her Warner Bros. TV-based A Very Good Production, is on board to executive produce the untitled comedy, alongside Samantha Who’s Don Todd, who will pen the project.
Lauren Corrao, who oversees DeGeneres’ shingle, will also exec produce.
The project would mark de Rossi’s first TV work since ABC’s Better Off Ted was canceled last year.
DeGeneres’ Emmy-winning daytime talker kicked off its ninth season this week.
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