‘Parenthood’ Star Monica Potter Developing NBC Comedy with Ellen DeGeneres’ Banner

Monica Potter, "Parenthood" Golden Globes

Monica Potter may be staying put at NBC next season. The “Parenthood” star is set to topline and produce a comedy pilot for NBC from Warner Bros. TV and Ellen DeGeneres’ production banner.

The multicamera half-hour is described as loosely based on Potter’s life. She’s known as an actress who maintains an active life outside of her thesping work. (For example, she fronts the lifestyle/crafting e-commerce website Mrs. Potter.)

Comedy vets Ellen Kreamer and Sherry Bilsing-Graham are writing and exec producing for DeGeneres’ A Very Good Production banner. DeGeneres and Jeff Kleeman are also EPs. Project has a hefty pilot production commitment from the Peacock.

Potter is in the final season of drama “Parenthood,” which has made her a fan favorite for her nuanced portrayal of Kristina Braverman, whose emotional and physical ups and downs have been a pillar of the family drama.

Kreamer and Bilsing-Graham most recently created the Fox comedy “I Hate My Teenage Daughter,” which was critically scorched and a had a brief run in 2011.

News of the NBC comedy was first reported by Deadline.


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  1. dave says:

    Hope this works out, Monica is very funny.

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