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Molly Shannon to Star in ABC Comedy Pilot from 'Happy Endings' Writer

Molly Shannon is taking her first regular TV job in years. She's been cast as one of the leads in an untitled ABC sitcom pilot that was created by Happy Endings writer Brian Gallivan, THR reports. The comedy, which has a working title of Bambi Cottages, follows a father who, sick of his teaching job, moves his wife and six kids from a big city to New Hampshire where they run a set of cottages for tourists. Shannon will play Cathleen Burke, the wife and mother who's caught off-guard by her husband's decision but decides to go along with it. The pilot, one of two Brian Gallivan [...]

Jacki Weaver and Jack McGee Cast in Brian Gallivan's CBS Pilot 'The McCarthys'

Two-time Oscar nominee Jacki Weaver (Silver Linings Playbook, Animal Kingdom) and Jack McGee (Rescue Me, The Fighter) have just been cast in a new CBS comedy pilot called The McCarthys from Happy Endings writer/Second City alum Brian Gallivan, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The McCarthys is a single-camera comedy, and if it's picked up, it'll be CBS's only sitcom on the air that's not multi-cam. The show is based on writer Gallivan's childhood as the only gay son in a sports-crazed Irish-Catholic family living in Boston. Weaver will play the loving, no-filter mother Marjorie, while McGee will play the father Arthur, a politically incorrect high school basketball coach. [...]

'Happy Endings' Writer Brian Gallivan Sells a Show to ABC

Brian Gallivan, a staff writer for the recently-canceled ABC sitcom Happy Endings, has just sold another show. Deadline reports that Gallivan is writing an untitled comedy about a father who, dreaming of being on vacation all year, moves his family to New Hampshire where they open a group of tourist cottages. Gallivan will also produce alongside Will Gluck, director of Easy A and producer of the upcoming Michael J. Fox Show. This is the second show Gallivan and Gluck have in development for the 2014-15 TV season together after The McCarthys, a multi-camera family comedy at CBS based on pilot the network narrowly passed on this season.

CBS Orders Pilots from Greg Garcia and 'Happy Endings' Writer Brian Gallivan

Pilot season is underway, as the major networks are all buying up new shows in bulk to become potential series in the fall. CBS just purchased three new comedies, two created by Raising Hope/My Name Is Earl/Yes, Dear head honcho Greg Garcia and another from Brian Gallivan (pictured), a Second City vet and a writer for Happy Endings. Gallivan's pilot is The McCarthys, a single-camera family comedy written by Gallivan and loosely based on his life as the only gay son of a sports-loving Irish-Catholic family in Boston. It sounds promising and not like the type of show you usually get on CBS. If it gets picked up, it'll be [...]

CBS Is Turning Its Pilot 'The McCarthys' Into a New Multi-Cam Pilot

When CBS execs were picking out the fall schedule earlier this year, they passed on the single-camera sitcom pilot The McCarthys, but Deadline reports that CBS has commissioned another pilot for the show and that it'll be a multi-cam sitcom this time around. Created by Happy Endings writer Brian Gallivan and following the gay son of a sports-crazed Irish-American family in Boston, The McCarthys made it on our list of the most promising comedy pilots last month before CBS passed on the show. The original pilot starred Jake Lacy, Jack McGee, Joey McIntyre, Jessica Chaffin, Jimmy Dunn, and Oscar nominee Jacki Weaver. Deadline also says that CBS is [...]

Watch the 'Happy Endings' Live Show Right Here Right Now

Happy Endings is finally coming back to TV tomorrow, and to ring in the new season, the cast and writers held a live show at the UCB Theatre in LA on Saturday (embedded in its entirety above). Hosted by cast members Casey Wilson and Adam Pally, the live show is full of funny stuff, whether you're familiar with Happy Endings or not, and it also features Happy Endings actors Damon Wayans Jr. and Eliza Coupe, Happy Endings director Fred Savage (yes, that Fred Savage), Happy Endings writers Gil Ozeri, Jackie Clarke, Brian Gallivan, and non-Happy Endings people like Kat Dennings and Adam Pally's cousin Ben. It's a jam-packed show featuring cardboard cut-outs, crazy [...]