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Friday, May 9th, 2014

CBS Orders 'The McCarthys', 'The Odd Couple' to Series; NBC Adds 'Mission Control', 'One Big Happy', 'Bad Judge'

CBS and NBC each just picked up two more new comedies for the fall. CBS is adding The McCarthys and The Odd Couple, while NBC is adding Mission Control and One Big HappyVariety reports.

The McCarthys, a created by Happy Endings writer Brian Gallivan, follows the gay son of a sports-crazed Boston family. The show was developed as a pilot last season but was carried over into this season. Jack McGee, Jimmy Dunn, Joey McIntyre, Kelen Coleman, Laurie Metcalf, and Tyler Ritter star. The Odd Couple, a remake of the Neil Simon comedy, stars Matthew Perry and Tom Lennon and was co-created by Perry and Joe Keenan (Frasier).

NBC is adding Mission Control, a Will Ferrell/Adam McKay-produced sitcom about a chauvinist astronaut (Tommy Dewey) and a tough female NASA employee (Krysten Ritter) in 1962. David Hornsby created the show. They've also picked up One Big Happy for midseason. One Big Happy comes from producer Ellen DeGeneres and creator Liz Feldman (2 Broke Girls, Ellen) and stars Elisha Cuthbert and Nick Zano as a lesbian and her straight male best friend who decide to conceive a child together, right before he meets the love of his life.

UPDATE: NBC has also ordered Bad Judge, starring Kate Walsh, to series. Like Mission Control, it comes from Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's production company Gary Sanchez. Bad Judge was created by Chad Kultgen (The Incredible Burt Wonderstone) and follows a hard-living judge whose way of life conflicts with her serious job. Mather Zickel, Arden Myrin, John Ducey, Kate Walsh, Miguel Sandoval, and Tone Bell make up the supporting cast.

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