NBC Orders Comedy Pilots from Ellen DeGeneres, Jason Bateman

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NBC has ordered a pilot for “One Big Happy,” a comedy from exec producer Ellen DeGeneres.

Penned by Liz Feldman, “One Big Happy” is a multi-cam that centers on gay and straight best friends who decide to have a baby together. Things get complicated when one of them finds the love of their life.

Feldman and DeGeneres are exec producing along with Jeff Kleeman. A Very Good Production will produce the pilot in association with Warner Bros. TV.

The Peacock also ordered a pilot for “Two to Go,” a single-cam laffer with Jason Bateman exec producing.

Project follows long-time best friends Kurt and Laura as they grapple with the challenges of modern-day dating. Meanwhile, their group of friends tries to prove that Kurt and Laura are destined to be together.

Bryan Shukoff and Kevin Chesley wrote the pilot and will co-exec produce. Exec producers include Jim Garavente and David Janollari, along with Bateman. Universal TV, Aggregate and David Janollari Entertainment are producing the pilot for “Two to Go.”

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  1. Ellen sure looks fantastic. Chelsea Handler is the only comic I love these days. I am 61 and real experience and happy about it. These shows sound like college exercises of a long gone world.

  2. Donna says:

    sounds a lot like a Will and Grace plot line

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