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Ellen DeGeneres-Portia De Rossi Dueling Sisters Comedy Gets Pilot Order At ABC

The Ellen DeGeneres-produced comedy starring her wife Portia de Rossi, which sparked a bidding war in September, is going to pilot. But in a twist, the order is at ABC, not at NBC where the pitch was originally sold with a put pilot commitment. I hear that, in a quick turnaround, ABC has snatched the multi-camera comedy titled The Smart One after NBC passed. The project, written by Samantha Who? co-creator/executive producer Don Todd, is about dueling sisters. Arrested Development and Ally McBeal alumna de Rossi plays one of them, a brilliant and successful woman who has to go to work for her less brainy but more popular sister — a former beauty queen, weather girl … and now big city Mayor. DeGeneres and Todd are executive producing with Lauren Corrao.

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alycakes3415d ago

This might be funny and ABC also needs help on it's ratings so why not. We will have to wait and see what comes of it.