Actresses Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres will have their own show on NBC. The two, who are also a couple for years now, have worked together on a comedy sitcom project which will air its pilot episode this fall, On The Red Carpet (OTRC) reports.
We haven’t’ seen blonde actress Portia De Rossi on the screen in a while. But her latest project promises a comeback. She and famous wife, comedian Ellen DeGeneres, have been working on a TV series project which landed a pretty good deal. NBC offered them a “put a pilot commitment” deal. This means that they have the opportunity of airing the pilot on NBC, but if the audience is not satisfied by the product and will not be taken as a series, they will face financial penalties, OTRC explains.
The show doesn’t have a name yet, but writer Don Todd, who also created “Samantha Who?”, almost guarantees the success. The show is about two rival sisters, one of which will be played by Portia De Rossi. You can imagine the quality of the playing if you remember Portia in the popular show “Ally McBeal”, where she co-starred with Calista Flockhart.
Portia De Rossi’s latest appearance was in the series named “Better Off Ted”, which had two seasons and ended in 2010. She also played in “Arrested Development”, “Nip/Tuck” and “Ally”. However, being off the screen for about a year did not mean the she put her career on hold. Portia published a book about her struggle with anorexia during the four years of filming Ally McBeal. “Unbearable Lightness” is a book about her eating disorder experiences and being misdiagnosed with lupus. She then promoted her book on The Oprah Winfrey Show and the Ellen DeGeneres Show.
Several networks have shown interest in the yet unnamed show of De Rossi and DeGeneres before NBC made its offer.