Melissa McCarthy, Ben Falcone Comedy ‘Nobodies’ Gets TV Land Pilot Order

TCA 2016: Project will star, be executive produced by and written by Groundlings alums Hugh Davidson, Larry Dorf and Rachel Ramras

TV Land has ordered a pilot for the sitcom “Nobodies,” from husband-and-wife team Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone.

The potential series will star, be executive produced by and written by Groundlings alums Hugh Davidson, Larry Dorf and Rachel Ramras.

Additionally, Falcone will direct and guest star on the pilot. Should “Nobodies” go to series, McCarthy is slated to drop in a future episode. The two will earn executive producer credits through their company On the Day.

The pilot is inspired by Davidson, Dorf and Ramras, who in their real lives have watched as their friends from the Groundlings went on to star in blockbuster comedies and win Oscars, while they toiled away in Hollywood. The trio will play themselves, desperately trying to land one of their famous friends for a feature script that they’ve developed so that they, too, can rise to fame in Hollywood.

“Hugh, Larry, and Rachel tell stories that are so funny, you honestly can’t believe they’re true,” said TV Land EVP of Development and Original Programming Keith Cox at Wednesday’s Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour. “It’s their unique take on exactly what it’s like toiling away in Hollywood — and it is that unfiltered comedy that we’re looking for.”

Other projects in development at TV Land include the pilot “I Shudder,” starring Hamish Linklater and Megan Hilty and produced by Dan Jinks and Paul Rudnick, and the untitled John Wells/John Riggi/Warner Horizon Television project inspired by the life of Kyle Richards (“The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”).

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