Melissa McCarthy Comedy Pilot Picked Up by CBS; Husband Will Star

by | February 9, 2012 at 8:48 PM | TV News

Melissa McCarthy (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

CBS has officially picked up a comedy pilot from “Mike & Molly” star Melissa McCarthy and her husband, Ben Falcone — and Falcone has been newly cast in the lead role.

In the untitled project, Falcone will star as “a single 37-year-old man 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 is also co-writing the Warner Bros. TV project with “The Looney Tunes Show” writer Larry Dorf. McCarthy will serve as co-executive producer.

Falcone has had numerous TV and movie acting gigs, including a regular role on the “Friends” spinoff “Joey.” Notably, he played the air marshal that McCarthy’s character, Megan, sat next to on the plane in “Bridesmaids.”