Reuters reports that Ellen DeGeneres signed a deal with NBC for a new sitcom on Monday. The comedienne will play the part of a 32-year-old single independent woman who is afraid to live on her own.
Ellen DeGeneres received a script order from NBC producers for a new sitcom that is due to be released next year. The show hasn’t been named yet, but Lauren Pomerantz, the woman who created the sitcom, told the press that the new series is about a 32-year-old single independent woman who is afraid of dying alone.
Pomerantz has also written and executive produced “Ellen”, so the two women have worked together before. She selected DeGeneres because she is a very talented comedienne and she does a great job at playing the part of a lonely and desperate woman. Her drama begins when she notices that she is listed as a “single woman” on the documents of the house she is about to buy. Seeing herself described as a single woman in papers, makes Ellen believe that she is doomed to die by herself; therefore, she turns to her friends, her family and her therapist to convince herself that everything will be alright.
This is the latest project that Pomerantz has sold for DeGeneres’ banner. In addition, a recent deal was signed between NBC and Fox for a new series inspired by “Couple Time”. DeGeneres’ talk show is doing great, as well, judging by the fact that the premiere of her 10th season registered the best ratings since 2003.
NBC producers think Ellen DeGeneres’ TV series will be a success. Pomerantz’ presence could be very benefic for the serial as she has received many credits for “Community” and “Saturday Night Live”, her past projects.