TV Land has given a pilot order to Nobodies, which hails from comedy couple Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone, the network announced at the television Critics Association’s press tour on Wednesday.
Hugh Davidson, Larry Dorf, and Rachel Ramras — all alums of Los Angeles comedy troupe the Groundlings — will write and executive-produce the show, which is based on their lives watching fellow comedians go on to award-winning success. Playing themselves, the trio try desperately to land one of their famous friends for a feature script that they’ve developed so they, too, can rise to fame.
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“Hugh, Larry and Rachel tell stories that are so funny, you honestly can’t believe they’re true,” said Keith Cox, TV Land EVP of development and original programming. “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.”
Both McCarthy and Falcone will executive-produce, direct and guest-star on the project — Falcone in the pilot, and McCarthy in a future episode, should the project go to series.
The pilot is slated to start shooting in winter 2016.