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Portia de Rossi To Star In New NBC Comedy Produced By Ellen DeGeneres

September 12, 2011 10:43 AM by Lisa Princ

Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres, ex-judge of American Idol on FOX, have apparently struck a deal with NBC for a new comedy. What’s it all about and how will it stack up to other NBC shows? Read on for all the details!

Ellen DeGeneres has been one busy lady since we last heard from her on American Idol, where she took a short stint on the judging panel. Apparently, Ellen will be producing a new comedy for NBC, and it will be starring her own wife, Portia de Rossi. The sitcom, is said to be about sisters with a contentious relationship, and Portia de Rossi will be playing one of the sisters. Ellen DeGeneres will not be playing the other sister, but rather producing the series.

According to Deadline.com, there was a bidding war for the new series, but eventually NBC was able to nab it. Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres will team up with writer Don Todd, the co-creator of “Samantha Who?” Portia de Rossi has previously starred in ABC’s “Better Off Ted,” “Arrested Development,” but her best known role was playing lawyer Nelle Porter on the series “Ally McBeal.”

Sounds like could make for some fun television, will you be interested in watching this comedy starring Portia de Rossi? We wish Ellen DeGeneres the best of luck with this new series, we can’t wait to see how it turns out for the happy couple!

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Topics: American Idol, Ellen DeGeneres, FOX Reality TV Shows, NBC Reality TV Shows |

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