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7 Dream Castings For Ellen Degeneres's NBC Comedy Series

NBC has given One Big Happy the greenlight for a pilot episode. We have casting ideas — all the casting ideas.

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Ellen Degeneres is working on a new comedy series for NBC, One Big Happy, that will feature a lesbian lead character.

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Degeneres is set to serve as executive producer on the comedy alongside out writer Liz Feldman, who is behind the current CBS show 2 Broke Girls. The plot will follow the story of a gay woman and her straight male best friend. The two decide to have a baby, just as her friend falls in love and decides to get married.


No names are attached to the project, so maybe we can put forward a few suggestions:


Straight Best Friend: Jon Hamm

Imaginary Scene: Hamm asks Leibert for sex advice when it comes to pleasing the ladies and is shocked by what he learns.


Straight Best Friend: Jason Biggs

Imaginary scene: Jason Bigg's girlfriend doesn't understand the relationship he has with Raven and believes he is cheating. She tries to prove they are "just friends" and makes things worse.


Pair her with New Girl's Jake Johnson and this is a done deal.

Imaginary scene: After getting in a fight with his fiancée, Johnson crashes on Caplan's couch — unaware that she has a woman over.

Who would you pick for your own dream cast?


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