September 20th, 2011
04:57 PM ET
Melissa McCarthy is having a moment.
The actress seemed genuinely shocked when she won an Emmy for her work on “Mike & Molly,” but her win is more of a long time coming than it is a Cinderella story.
The former “Gilmore Girls” and “Samantha Who” actress, who gained recognition from her CBS sitcom and hilarious role in “Bridesmaids,” just sold her first network pilot script to CBS, according to Deadline.
McCarthy and husband Ben Falcone - he played the air marshal in “Bridesmaids” - will reportedly co-write and co-executive produce the multi-camera comedy “about a woman in her mid-40s who has a spectacular midlife crisis,” according to Deadline. “The show is about what a midlife crisis means for a woman, which is very different from the way it affects men.”
Also on tap for the new queen of comedy:
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