By Tim Kenneally at TheWrap
ABC has picked up the Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi pilot “The Smart One.”
DeGeneres — who’s been generating headlines this week after One Million Moms protested her spokesperson deal with JCPenney — will executive-produce the half-hour, multi-camera project with Lauren Corrao.
DeGeneres’ wife De Rossi will star as “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.”
A Very Good Production, which is behind DeGeneres’ daytime talk show, will produce in association with Warner Bros. Television.
Watch Portia de Rossi on “Arrested Development:”