NBC orders gay-themed pilot from Ellen DeGeneres
NBC hasn’t given up developing something in the vein of The New Normal. Now the net has ordered a pilot called One Big Happy, a comedy that involves a Will & Grace component.
Here’s the official logline from the comedy that’s being developed by Warner Bros. TV and Ellen DeGeneres: “When gay and straight best friends decide to have a baby together, things get complicated when one of them finds the love of their life.”
The script is from Liz Feldman, a scribe who’s written for DeGeneres in the past as well as CBS’ current comedy 2 Broke Girls.
Despite earning kudos from critics, NBC yanked The New Normal — which was about a gay couple who recruit a surrogate mom so they can start a family — last May.