Tony Nominee Scott Ellis Will Direct NBC Pilot "One Big Happy"

By Andrew Gans
11 Feb 2014

Scott Ellis
Scott Ellis
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Multiple Tony nominee Scott Ellis, who is currently represented on Broadway with the revival of Machinal, will direct the NBC pilot "One Big Happy," according to Deadline.com.

Nick Zano will star in the multi-camera project for Warner Bros. TV and Ellen DeGeneres' A Very Good Production.

The series, according to Deadline, "centers on two platonic friends since childhood, a lesbian, Lizzy, and her straight male best friend, Luke (Zano) who have been living together and have been trying to have a baby via artificial insemination for some time. They finally get pregnant — just as Luke meets and impulsively marries the love of his life."

The script was penned by Liz Feldman, who is executive producing "One Big Happy" with DeGeneres and Kleeman.



Ellis was Tony-nominated for his direction of The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Curtains, Twelve Angry Man, 1776, Steel Pier and She Loves Me.