Ellen DeGeneres Shares ‘No Gay Agenda’ on Upcoming ‘One Big Happy’ TV Sitcom

By Christine Torralba | 3 years ago
Ellen DeGeneres Shares ‘No Gay Agenda’ on Upcoming ‘One Big Happy’ TV Sitcom
PHOTOGRAPH: Wikimedia Commons/Alan Light | Photo taken at the Governor’s Ball after the 46th Annual Emmy Awards telecast – Sept. 1994 – Ellen was the co-host that night. This was taken late in the evening, September 1994.

Everybody’s getting excited to watch the upcoming NBC sitcom entitled “One Big Happy,” especially since Ellen DeGeneres is the show’s executive producer! Find out more about this TV show.

“One Big Happy” is the latest project that Ellen DeGeneres is working on as the TV show’s executive producer. It is loosely based from the life of Liz Feldman, a writer and comedian known for her works in “2 Broke Girls” and “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”

The TV show stars Elisha Cuthbert (who plays Liz) as a single lesbian impregnated by her straight male best friend (played by Nick Zano). If that doesn’t sound like trouble already, Zano meets the love of his life during this time.

According to Feldman, the TV show will be taking off on the ‘90s sitcom “Ellen” of a neurotic bookstore owner. While it may be 18 years later, Feldman believes that the world is now ready for the format of the show, especially since other LGBT TV sitcoms have also paved way such as “Glee” and “Modern Family.”

But before the show starts to air, it already received some negative feedback from a Christian pastor named Larry Tomczak.

“Are you aware of the avalanche of gay programming assaulting your home?” wrote Tomczak on Christian Post.

DeGeneres has responded to the allegations thrown towards her by the pastor. The TV show host denied that there is any “gay agenda” behind her current project.

At the Television Critics Association winter press tour, DeGeneres shares that her sexuality does not play a role on her work decisions. While there is a lesbian character on “One Big Happy,” it doesn’t all revolve around her struggles in judgmental world. For DeGeneres, the show is truly just a “really funny show” that she only wanted to do. Along with being funny, DeGeneres believes that “One Big Happy” should be produced because it is smart and thought-provoking.

DeGeneres also shares that each morning she wakes up, she isn’t plotting that by year 2030, there will be an entire lesbian cast with just one token heterosexual. She knows that the world is far from ready for this.

“One Big Happy” will start airing on NBC in March. Watch the trailer below:

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