The plot centres around a woman who gets pregnant just as her straight male best friend meets and marries the love of his life.
It will be written by openly gay writer Liz Feldman (2 Broke Girls) who is co-executive producer, through DeGeneres’ Warner Bros. Television-based A Very Good Production company.
The pilot comes despite NBC cancelling this season’s Sean Saves the World with Sean Hayes, and Ryan Murphy’s The New Normal.
The Hollywood Reporter notes NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt, who is openly gay, has a history of LGBT-themed programming dating back to his time as the head of Showtime, where he greenlighted The L Word and the US adaptation of Queer as Folk.
There’s no word if Ellen will actually perform in the comedy at this stage.