NBC has a comedy project in the works that features a lesbian character in the lead, Nellie Andreeva reports on Deadline.com. The multicamera show will be executive produced by Ellen DeGeneres, who came out as a lesbian on her own sitcom 16 years ago, the piece notes.
"The untitled project, written/exec produced by openly gay comedy scribe Liz Feldman (’2 Broke Girls’), centers on a lesbian and her straight male best friend who get pregnant just as he meets and marries the love of his life," the story reports. "Warner Bros. TV and DeGeneres’ studio-based A Very Good Production are producing, with AVGP’s Jeff Kleeman also exec producing. Feldman previously worked for two years on DeGeneres’ hit syndicated talk show and wrote for DeGeneres’ first stint as Oscar host. (She returns to Oscar duties on March 2)."
Andreeva adds: "NBC has a tradition with gay-themed comedies, most notably ‘Will & Grace,’ and launched two half-hour series centered on gay men the last two seasons with ‘The New Normal’ and ‘Sean Saves the World.’"