NBC has given pilot orders to comedies produced by top talk show hosts Ellen DeGeneres and Jimmy Fallon. This brings NBC’s half-hour pilots to nine, including straight-to-series comedy Telenovela starring Eva Longoria.
The first project, an untitled multi-camera from Warner Bros. TV and DeGeneres’ studio-based A Very Good Production, stars Parenthood‘s Monica Potter. The project, which had a pilot production commitment, was written by I Hate My Teenage Daughter creators Sherry Bilsing-Graham and Ellen Kreamer. Loosely based on Potter’s life, it stars the actress as a woman who juggles her busy family life as well as her three ex-husbands, which proves to be difficult when she starts dating again. Bilsing-Graham and Kreamer executive produce with A Very Good Production’s DeGeneres and Jeff Kleeman. Potter serves as producer.
A Very Good Prods. has upcoming NBC multi-camera family comedy series One Big Happy.
Single-camera comedy Sharing, from Universal TV and Fallon’s Eight Million Plus, is a workplace comedy about the different groups of people working side by side in a shared office space. Jeremy Bronson wrote the script based on a British concept by Damian Lanigan. Bronson is executive producing with Fallon and Rick Schwartz; Lanigan is a co-executive producer.