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Is Ellen Doing a New Sitcom?

Well allegedly, yes, but it’s not exactly a rehash of her old days of Ellen grandeur. No, Ellen Degeneres, a lady I love so dearly, is in the process of producing a new sitcom, which will be sure to light the fires of Ellen-appreciation in a totally new generation.

From the Hollywood Reporter:

NBC has given a script order to an untitled single-camera comedy from Lauren Pomerantz centering on a proudly independent 32-year-old single woman.

Pomerantz, who serves as a writer and producer on the Telepictures’ syndicated Ellen, will write and executive produce. DeGeneres, through her A Very Good Production shingle, also will serve as an executive producer on the Warner Bros. Television comedy.

The effort centers on a successful woman who notices that she’s listed as a “single woman” on the paperwork for the house she’s about to close on and becomes convinced that she just doomed herself to die alone. As a result, she turns to her friends, family and a therapist to convince her she didn’t make a huge mistake.

So I’ll be honest—I’m a little bummed that it isn’t Ellen 2.0, but then again, how could it be? It’d be like trying to bring back Mad About You or some shit, and you know that it just wouldn’t be the same, even if they got all the same cast to portray their respective characters all over again, right?

One thing that would be pretty awesome? A, you know, Dawson’s Creek reunion, because yes, I’m halfway through Season 4 and going strong. Also, I heard some bad news from a spoiler-friend and that spoiler friend told me—SPOILER ALERT—that Dawson’s dad is killed in a car accident in Season 5. Can I tell you how much I’m dreading this already? Not only seeing Mitch’s final appearance (because I do enjoy him so, so much), but the possibility of having to see this all over again?:

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