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On Thursday, CBS green lit a comedy pilot written by married couple Ben Falcone and Melissa McCarthy, who both appeared in Bridesmaids. The project is still untitled, but it will star Falcone.
According to Entertainment Weekly, CBS describes the show as centering on a 37-year-old single man, played by Falcone, who lost everything he had when the real estate bubble collapsed. He is then forced to live in the home he grew up in with his parents.
The Wrap reports that Falcone and McCarthy will write the show with Larry Dorf, who worked on MADtv and currently writes for The Looney Tunes Show. McCarthy will also act as co-executive producer on the show, which will be produced by Warner Bros. Television.
CBS bought the script for the show just three weeks ago, notes Hit Fix. At the time, Deadline had noted that CBS set a target of picking up the show for a pilot soon and it looks like they accomplished that. McCarthy and Falcone are also working on another project that could be picked up by CBS soon. This second project is still untitled as well and focuses on a 40-year-old woman who has a midlife crisis.
The project green lit Thursday will have its pilot directed by Saturday Night Live veteran Beth McCarthy-Miller.
Falcone, who played Air Marshall John in Bridesmaids, does have television acting experience, most prominently on the short-lived Friends spin-off, Joey. He also has a role in What To Expect When You’re Expecting, which stars Jennifer Lopez and is scheduled for release in May.