NBC on Friday gave a series order to
lesbian-led comedy One Big Happy.
According to Deadline,
NBC ordered 6 episodes of the sitcom expected to premiere as part of
the network's midseason lineup.
The show – produced by Ellen
DeGeneres – centers around a best friend pairing of a lesbian woman
(played by Elisha Cuthbert; Happy Endings) and a straight man
(Nick Zano; What I Like About You) who decide to have a baby
together. A new kind of family is born when Zano's character marries
another woman (Kelly Brook). Entertainment Weekly has already
dubbed the show “NBC's next New Normal.”
One Big Happy is written and
executive produced by Liz Feldman (2 Broke Girls), who is
openly gay. Feldman previously put in a two-year stint at DeGeneres'
daytime talk show.
DeGeneres' production company, A Very
Good Production, is also reportedly working on a comedy series
starring DeGeneres' wife of 5 years, actress Portia de Rossi. The
unnamed comedy about dueling sisters, one of whom will be played by
de Rossi, is also heading to NBC.