February 5, 2012 / 4:45 AM / 6 years ago

Ellen DeGeneres/Portia de Rossi Comedy Picked Up By ABC

ABC has picked up the Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi's 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.

Also read: Ellen Supporters Counter Conservative Moms' JCPenney Campaign

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."

Donald Todd ("Ugly Betty," "Hart of Dixie," "Samantha Who?") will write as well as executive-produce.

A Very Good Production, which is behind DeGeneres' daytime talk show, will produce in association with Warner Bros. Television. Related Articles:  Ashton Kutcher Strips for Ellen DeGeneres Lindsay Lohan Bails on DeGeneres -- Her Only Interview About Playboy Nude Spread

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