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Pilot Season: ABC Picks Up Portia de Rossi Comedy

Robyn Ross
February 3, 2012

Portia DeGeneres | Photo Credits: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic
Portia DeGeneres | Photo Credits: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic

ABC has picked up The Smart One, a half-hour pilot starring Arrested Development and Better off Ted alum Portia de Rossi.

The multi-camera comedy  tells the story of a brilliant, successful woman who begrudgingly ends up working for her ditzy beauty queen sister, who is now a big-city mayor.

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The Smart One, written by Don Todd for Warner Bros. TV, will be executive-produced by Ellen DeGeneres and Lauren Corrao's A Very Good Production.