Melissa McCarthy, Ben Falcone To Produce New Comedy For TV Land

Melissa McCarthy, Ben Falcone To Produce New Comedy For TV Land
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Emmy-winning actress Melissa McCarthy seems to be showing zero signs of taking a break. She already has sitcom “Mike & Molly,” along with a long line of movies in between. Now, reports are saying that she and her husband Ben Falcone have landed with TV Land a pilot script deal for a show called “Friends with Melissa.”


In a statement, TV Land’s Executive Vice President of Development and Original Programming says, “With this script being from a group of alums from The Groundlings, we’re excited to know they’ll have an endless amount of creativity and interesting experiences to pull from.”

The comedy will be written and executive produced by comedy troupe Groundlings alums Hugh Davidson, Larry Dorf and Rachel Ramras, known for “Mike Tyson Mysteries.”

Melissa and Ben, both from Goundlings as well, have announced their excitement over the project, saying that TV Land is a great place for their show.

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Variety points out that TV Land seems to be stacking up on a good selection of shows lately. Projects such as “I Shudder,” starring Hamish Linklater, and untitled project by John Wells John Riggi/Warner Horizon Television are looking well so far.

Melissa McCarthy likes being busy, it seems. Recently, she showed of her new jumpsuit for the all-female “Ghostbusters.” She is also busy with her own clothing line, Seven7, which aims to cater to women of all shapes and sizes.

“From grade school until age 20, I had one thought in my head, which was doing women’s clothing,” McCarthy told PEOPLE.