CBS Picks Up Comedy Pilot Produced By Melissa McCarthy Starring Her Husband

CBS has given a late pilot order to an untitled multi-camera comedy written by actors Larry Dorf and Ben Falcone and co-executive produced by Falcone’s wife, Mike & Molly star Melissa McCarthy. Falcone, originally not attached as an actor, will also star in the project, about a single 37-year-old man (Falcone) who loses everything he has in the real estate collapse and finds himself back home in the house he grew up in….with his parents. Warner Bros. TV is producing. The project was a last-minute spec buy by CBS made only 3 weeks ago. Falcone, who also had another comedy pilot script with McCarthy in contention at CBS this season, had a cameo in her blockbuster feature comedy Bridesmaids. This is the latest comedy pilot written/co-written by an actor this season where the actor is recruited to also star as part of the pilot order or shortly thereafter following recent acting deals for Josh Gad on NBC’s 1600 Penn and Mike O’Malley on Fox’s Prodigy Bully.

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