Portia de Rossi, Ellen DeGeneres land ABC pilot
Portia de Rossi is teaming with her partner Ellen DeGeneres for an ABC comedy.
Their project The Smart One just got a pilot order at the network.
The logline: “Portia de Rossi stars as a brilliant and successful woman who begrudgingly goes to work for her less-brainy but more popular sister — a former beauty queen, weather girl and now big-city Mayor.”
Samantha Who writer Donald Todd will pen the pilot. DeGeneres and Lauren Corrao will executive produce the Warner Bros. Television project.