Pilot Scoop: CBS Orders Comedy from Melissa McCarthy, Starring Her Husband

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CBS has ordered a comedy pilot to be produced by Mike & Molly leading lady Melissa McCarthy and star her husband.

The Bridesmaids scene-stealer will co-executive produce the potential series, which will be co-written by as well as star her better half, Ben Falcone.

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The untitled project centers around a single 37-year-old man who loses everything in the real estate market collapse and finds himself back in his childhoood home with his parents. Larry Dorf (Mad) will pen the pilot with Falcone.

Of course this isn’t the first time that McCarthy and Falcone have worked together. He played the air marshal that McCarthy sits next to (and takes quite a shine to) in Bridesmaids.

Comments (9)

  • i didnt know he was her husband? he’s pretty funny i remember him from “Joey”, he was pretty funny in that.

    Comment by ed – February 9, 2012 05:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • That’s great and all but I need to bring this up. Melissa McCarthy doesn’t deserve an oscar nomination for the horrendous disaster known as Bridesmaids!

    Comment by Tay – February 9, 2012 06:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • You shut your whore mouth!

      Comment by Sookie St. James – February 9, 2012 07:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Wasn’t (or isn’t) there a show on a cable channel with a similar premise entitled Retired at 30 or something? I haven’t seen an episode of it but I believe it starred (or stars) Debra Jo Rupp as the mother.

    Comment by Andre – February 9, 2012 07:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Something a simple Google search could have solved. Retired at 35 and I was mixing the canceled ABC sitcom that starred Debra Jo Rupp with it. Point being, I don’t think the premise is that interesting so I’m skeptical about the chances of success.

      Comment by Andre – February 9, 2012 08:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This is soooooo bad bt sence it’ll air on CBS it’ll probly be a hit lol

    Comment by Dot – February 9, 2012 08:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yeah, I like these two but this premise isn’t all that original.
    All these new shows being ordered that feel like they have been done a million times… really make me miss Community and it’s wonderful originality :(

    Comment by Elizabeth – February 9, 2012 11:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The premise doesn’t have to be original, 2.5 men could be compared to the odd couple, modern family could be compared with leave it to beaver, with comedy it’s hardly ever about the premise.

    Comment by Martina – February 9, 2012 11:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The air marshall is her husband?!?!

    Comment by Sam – February 11, 2012 06:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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