Whitney Cummings Relationship Comedy Pilot Ordered at HBO

Whitney Cummings HBO Pilot

Are men necessary? Whitney Cummings wants to find out, and HBO wants to help her do so.

The premium cabler has greenlit a pilot created by and starring the comedienne, our sister site Deadline reports.

The half-hour comedy is loosely based on Maureen Dowd’s 2005 book, Are Men Necessary? The potential series would take a studied look at relationships, using experts to help the characters figure out what role biology plays in their decisions.

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Cummings will executive-produce with Dowd, Tom Werner (Are You There, Chelsea?That ’70s Show) and Jimmy Miller (Whitney Cummings: I Love You).

The HBO comedy will be Cummings’ first cable series; she also created/starred in NBC’s Whitney and co-created CBS’ 2 Broke Girls.

In related news, Cummings’ first HBO comedy special will film this fall and is slated to air in 2016.

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  1. Lucifer says:

    I guess Whitney’s going for that old “3 strikes you’re out” charm.

  2. Joey says:

    Basing it off of something written by Maureen Dowd of all people? I don’t think I could say something positive about this if I tried.

  3. Dude says:

    I’m guessing this will be Girls new companion series?

  4. Does she actually think that just being able to show boobs and curse more is going to help her this time around?

    • Tea says:

      I’ll be watching if she gets naked.

    • lizo says:

      she’ll be able to show more of her “radical” opinions; she’s so fiercely opinionated and I can only imagine how muzzling it must be to have to temper them. If Game of Thrones can use gratuitous female nudity to such excess, then surely she can use her feminist thoughts, vocabulary, and points.

  5. april-ann says:

    I think you’ve made a mistake, Kim. Please remove that pic of Angelina Jolie and replace it with one of Whitney Cummings.

  6. lizo says:

    awesome. I think she’s hilarious and subversive, and offensive in all the right ways. 2 Broke Girls is the closest I’ve seen to my identity on tv, and I really actually liked Whitney. So I shall follow wherever she goes.

    And really, HBO has been needing something to take the mantle over from ‘Sex and the City’ (and Girls is *not* it).

  7. kn1231 says:

    I loved Whitney, so if it’s anything like that I would definitely watch!

  8. Tom says:

    HBO could be a much better fit for her. Her own show was just painful.

  9. HAP says:

    There was a ton of hateful comments over on sister site Deadline about this story. I have no idea what Whitney could have possibly done to piss off so many folks. I actually enjoyed her show with Chris D’elia. I wish her luck in this endeavor.

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  11. Emily says:

    Sh*tney wasn’t enough?

  12. Marco says:

    I don’t know about men, but another Whtney Cummings show sure isn’t!