Back in September, we heard that Bridesmaids' breakout star and Mike & Molly Emmy winner Melissa McCarthy was creating a sitcom for CBS. The show, written by McCarthy and her husband Ben Falcone (who Bridesmaids fans remember as McCarthy's character's air marshal lover), would focus on a forty year-old woman undergoing a midlife crisis. Now we find out, McCarthy is developing another project for the network. And it's along similar lines.
McCarthy is executive producing a sitcom, to be written by Falcone and MadTV's Larry Dorf, about a thirty-seven year-old man still living at home with his parents. No word on who will play the man, David Gell, or his parents. McCarthy will not be writing this project, and her husband and Dorf will also act as producers.
This just furthers the speculation that McCarthy is on a very fast path to superstardom. The actress has already received a handful of film roles thanks to her extremely well-received performance in Bridesmaids as Lillian's (Maya Rudolph) brash and colorful sister-in-law-to-be, Megan. Her development of two new comedy series for the CBS network proves that McCarthy's talents are not limited to performance: she is also convincing the lot of us that she is an adept writer and producer.
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