Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres Partner for ABC Sitcom Pilot

Partners in life and business, Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres, are teaming up for a project that DeGeneres is executive producing and that will star de Rossi. ABC has ordered a pilot of The Smart One, about a “brilliant and successful woman who begrudgingly goes to work for her less-brainy but more popular sister – a former beauty queen, weather girl and now big-city Mayor,”
By: Tracy E. Gilchrist
February 03 2012 3:14 PM

Partners in life and business, Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres, are teaming up for a project that DeGeneres is executive producing and that will star de Rossi, according to Entertainment Weekly.

ABC has ordered a pilot of The Smart One, about a “brilliant and successful woman who begrudgingly goes to work for her less-brainy but more popular sister – a former beauty queen, weather girl and now big-city Mayor,” according to the show’s logline released on EW.

De Rossi and DeGeneres are keeping busy separately and together with announcements earlier this week that DeGeneres would be the new spokeswoman for JcPenney and that de Rossi would reprise her role as the hilariously self-absorbed Lindsay Bluth for a new season of Arrested Development that will air on Netflix.

Additionally, the couple is currently in the process of opening a vegan eatery in Los Angeles’ Studio City, area with business partner, Pretenders front woman, Chrissie Hynde, LAist has reported. 

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