God bless the Gays, a tribe so fiercely protective of its own, there are virtually no lengths they won't go to keep their treasured idols' (98% of which are loud, mascara-smeared, self-destructive middle-aged women, or depictions thereof) careers alive.
Case in point: Megan Mullaly has just sold her syndicated talk show to the four rainbow-flaggiest markets in the country:
The not-yet-titled series has been picked up by NBC owned-and-operated stations in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco, NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution announced this week.
Mullally has "unique talents as a host, singer and Emmy Award-winning comedic actress," Barry Wallach, president of NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution, said in a statement.
"The feedback we have received from the advertising and broadcasting communities is one of excitement, as they clearly recognize Megan as a fresh new personality for daytime," he said.
Mullally's daily, one-hour show will air from Los Angeles.
The show seems a natural fit for Mullaly, who has had eight years of experience dealing with a constant stream of random celebrity guests popping by on W&G for no other reason than to prove to the world how utterly hilarious they are. So rest easy, Megs, the gays will never let you go hungry. Same for Sean Hayes and Debra Messing.
Eric McCormack, on the other hand, might want to consider "diversifying his investment portfolio," which is business manager speak for hitting the dinner-theater circuit, kid.