CBS Greenlights Melissa McCarthy, Ben Falcone Comedy

The Hollywood Reporter
CBS Greenlights Melissa McCarthy, Ben Falcone Comedy

CBS is doubling down on Melissa McCarthy -- and her husband and Bridesmaids co-star Ben Falcone.

The network has ordered to pilot his untitled comedy vehicle, which he will co-write with fellow Groundlings alum Larry Dorf (MadTV). McCarthy, who stars on CBS' Mike & Molly, will serve as an executive producer.

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The project, which hails from Warner Bros. Television, centers on a single 37-year-old man, played by 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.

Falcone and his Oscar-nominated wife have a second comedy about a woman in her mid-40s who has a midlife crisis in contention at CBS. The pair would be on board to co-write and co-executive produce if it is picked up to pilot.

McCarthy and Falcone are both repped by CAA.