NBC has bought a pitch for a comedy about a lesbian, which is great, but there's a bit of a problem with the title: My Best Friend Is A Lesbo. Deadline reports:
The project, from Warner Bros TV and Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage's studio-based Fake Empire, is about two best female friends — one straight, the other gay — who become roommates and help each other navigate life, love, and dating in Los Angeles. The semi-autobiographical comedy is based on the real-life friendship of writers and longtime roommates Sascha Rothchild and Randi Barnes, who will co-pen the script together.
Surely the title will be changed if the show makes it to the air, but you can't expect studio executives to write out the entire word "lesbian," or remember a title that doesn't focus on one character's "wacky" sexual orientation, just to prevent a few people from being offended. In fact, when NBC was developing Will & Grace, the working title was House of Homos.