ABC has ordered multicam comedy pilot “The Smart One,” starring Portia de Rossi and exec produced by Ellen DeGeneres and Lauren Corrao.
De Rossi (“Better Off Ted”) will play a successful woman who has to work for her less intelligent but more popular sister, a former beauty queen who has become mayor of a major city. Donald Todd wrote the pilot and will also exec produce.
“Smart One” comes from De Generes’ A Very Good Production in association with Warner Bros. TV. The project originally had a put-pilot commitment from NBC.