So as I understand it, Ellen DeGeneres will finally be returning to prime-time with a midseason replacement sitcom. She plays a daytime talk-show host who unexpectedly gets the chance to host a popular music competition show. She has crazy adventures with her mismatched friends: the acerbic wisecracking British guy, the black guy, and the pretty, ditzy girl who can annoy Ellen, kind of like Audrey on Ellen’s first sitcom. Meanwhile, Ellen’s life is complicated by the woman she replaced, an unpredictable and possibly unhinged woman who finds ways to sabotage Ellen’s new career.
I know midseason replacement sitcoms are a gamble, and Ellen hasn’t had a sitcom in a while, but I’m going to predict that this show will get pretty good ratings, and might even win its time slot.