The new comedy is currently being written by Lauren Pomerantz, who is the senior writer for DeGeneres’ daytime talk show.
Ellen will join Pomerantz on executive producer duties for the sitcom, which focuses on a successful and independent 32-year-old woman who, convinced she is certain to die alone, seeks the advice of those around her to reassure her that living as a singleton was the right choice.
This latest sale is the second in quick succession for DeGeneres and her company, A Very Good Production; only last season, NBC bought the comedy The Smart One, another Ellen-produced show, in a bidding war.
In other TV news, CBS has bought All In, a multi-camera comedy, from CBS TV Studios.
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The Inquisitor contributed to this report.