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Fox Orders Family Comedy Pilot With Melissa McCarthy, Ben Falcone Producing

Jim Cashman and Mitch Silpa will write and co-executive produce

Fox has ordered a pilot for a family comedy series that boasts Melissa McCarthy and husband Ben Falcone as executive producers.

Currently titled “Amy’s Brother,” the series would follow an unconventional family that is formed when a successful type A man and his estranged sister, plus her two children, find themselves not only back in each other’s lives but also living under one roof.

The half-hour single camera comedy pilot will be written and co-executive produced by Jim Cashman and Mitch Silpa. Warner Bros. Television will produce.

McCarthy and Falcone are also executive producing and guest starring in the upcoming TV Land series “Nobodies,” which follows three Groundlings performers who desperately want to be as successful as their now-famous friends.

This marks the sixth comedy pilot order for Fox this season. The others are: “Type A” from writer Lesley Wake-Webster; “LA to Vegas” from executive producers Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Chris Henchy; the paranormal sitcom “Ghosted,” starring Craig Robinson and Adam Scott; “Thin Ice” from “New Girl” creator Liz Meriwether; and “Linda From HR,” which Aaron Kaplan is producing.

On the drama side, the network has a reboot of “Behind Enemy Lines,” an adaptation of Justin Cronin’s vampire novel “The Passage,” an untitled X-Men drama directed by Bryan Singer, Antoine Fuqua’s “The Resident” and Sheldon Turner’s “Controversy.” Seth Macfarlane’s space epic “Orville” has also been ordered straight to series.