Recently ending her five-season run on Mike & Molly, Melissa McCarthy’s time on television is not quite over yet. She can be seen in the upcoming revival of Gilmore Girls on Netflix and her single camera comedy, NOBODIES, which she produced with her husband Ben Falcone has been ordered to series at TV Land.
The show is inspired by real-life writers Hugh Davidson, Larry Dorf, and Rachel Ramras who watched their friends from the comedy group The Groundlings go on to have huge success while they were left behind to hustle and grind in Hollywood. Davidson, Dorf and Ramras will write, executive produce and star in the comedy. MadTV alum Michael McDonald has also signed on to executive produce.
“Working with our hilarious and talented friends Rachel, Hugh and Larry is a complete joy,” said McCarthy and Falcone in a statement. “Adding a person of Mike’s caliber and a network as supportive as TV Land is truly a dream come true.”
Falcone directed the pilot episode which features guests stars himself, Jason Bateman, Maya Rudolph, Jim Rash, and Nat Faxon. The show will be produced under McCarthy and Falcone’s On the Day production banner and will be executive produced by Tony Hernandez of JAX Media.
McCarthy most recent film credits include The Boss and Spy. She can be seen next in the forthcoming Ghostbusters reboot directed by frequent collaborator, Paul Feig.
Falcone recently directed The Boss and is currently developing the comedy, Life of the Party, which will also star McCarthy. He
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This news was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter.