Fox Developing Family Comedy with Melissa McCarthy & Ben Falcone


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A new family comedy is in the works at Fox with and . The pair also have another comedy, Nobodies, set up at Land.

Their latest project is an untitled, single camera comedy that follows an unconventional family that is formed when a successful type-A man and his estranged sister, plus her two children, find themselves not only back in each other’s lives but also living under one roof.

Outside of their animated comedies, Fox has four sitcoms currently: Last Man on Earth, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and New Girl. They also have the hour-long horror comedy Scream Queens. The past few years the network has been working to build to this roster but struggled to click with viewers with family comedies like The Grinder and Grandfathered. This is not to say that their twenty-something-centered projects and workplace comedies have done better however, the network’s strongest performers have more recently been projects that push the comedy genre like Scream Queens and Last Man on Earth. Maybe this “unconventional family” will finally merge that audience with a more traditional show.

McCarthy and Falcone executive produce, while Jim Cashman and Mitch Silpa co-executive produce. The show hails from Warner Bros. McCarthy has continued her busy streak this year, starring in The Boss, which was directed by Falcone, and Ghostbusters, in addition to wrapping up the CBS comedy Mike & Molly. She will next be seen in the feature comedy Life of the Party and in Netflix’s Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life.

McCarthy and Falcone are repped by .

 | Staff Writer

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