EXCLUSIVE: Murphy Brown creator Diane English has joined NBC’s comedy project starring pint-sized Ellen standouts Sophia Grace and Rosie and produced by Ellen DeGeneres’ A Very Good Production and Warner Bros. TV, which actively pursued English. With her on board, the project, originally bought by NBC with a script commitment, has been given a pilot production commitment. There is no firm concept yet for the multi-camera comedy, though Sophia Grace, 10, and her cousin Rosie, 7, are expected to play some versions of themselves.¬†English is executive producing through Bend in the Road Prods. alongside AVGP’s DeGeneres and Jeff Kleeman. This would mark ICM Partners-repped English’s first series since the end of Murphy Brown which earned her two best series Emmys and a writing one for the hit comedy’s pilot. British girls Sophia Grace and Rosie have been a major ratings draw on Ellen where they are frequent guests. Their music performances have garnered tens millions of views online, with the youngsters appealing to a very wide audience. In addition to the TV project, AVGP also is producing a direct to video feature starring Sophia Grace and Rosie, which starts production this month.