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.