What's next for Melissa McCarthy?
September 20th, 2011
04:57 PM ET

What's next for Melissa McCarthy?

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:

  • McCarthy will host “Saturday Night Live” on October 1. She says her experience at Groundlings, an improvisation and sketch comedy theater in Los Angeles, has prepared her for the sketch comedy show.
  • McCarthy and “Bridesmaids” co-writer Annie Mumolo sold a script to Paramount about two women plotting to steal the Stanley Cup.
  • The actress, who Entertainment Weekly dubbed “America’s Comedy Sweetheart,” has also been cast opposite Jason Bateman in “ID Theft.”
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  1. janeborges

    Kurtz plays a widow who is looking for happiness along the way. http://bit.ly/oUGer7

    September 27, 2011 at 4:58 am | Report abuse |
  2. divs

    melissa m. is a very talented actress thats why she got 3 or 4 emmys

    September 22, 2011 at 1:25 am | Report abuse |
  3. aztf

    I would luv to have had one of the veteran actresses win but I luved when she played suki on gilmore girls and I hear she is hysterical in Bridesmaides... and all of the above negative comments about her size and weight are horrible. GLASS HOUSES PEOPLE, GLASS HOUSES!!! Lets put you all on the scale!!!

    September 21, 2011 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Eric M

    Maybe she could get on Dancing with the Stars and lose 100 pounds.

    September 21, 2011 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
  5. ms_fatty_mcphat bottom


    September 21, 2011 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Booo

    As someone who to struggle with her weight, it's those of you calling people haters or making nasty comments to those doing the fat jokes that are ticking me off. Yea Melissa is funny, although you couldn't pay me to watch Bridesmaids. I find most of these fat jokes so idiotic that they're funny. Those of you who take offense are the sad ones.

    September 21, 2011 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
  7. snoopy999

    Looks like typical american insults as usual whenever there is a "sound off" on these blogs. Time to crawl out from under your rocks and see the real world.

    September 21, 2011 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
  8. snow white

    She is a lovely person and love her show. I wish her continued success as she's earned it and proves herself worthy and not shallow as those "others". Keep it strong Melissa !

    September 21, 2011 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Tony Montana

    Melissa McCarthy? She's a Horse.

    September 21, 2011 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  10. wow

    Wow. It's amazing how someone's weight can inspire such hateful comments. If the jokes were regarding race, we'd all be upset. I guess it's completely acceptable to call people "fat pig."

    September 21, 2011 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • alan

      WOW, you are stupid. Race is inheritied. Fatness is a choice. One chooses eat like a fat stupid smelly pig or one chooses some discipline and puts down the feedbag. Most fat people, after taking a hot doodee in the toilet turn around then eat it all over again just in case they left a few carbs.

      Fat smelly people are fat and smelly PIGGYS!!! HHEERRREEEE PIGGY!!

      September 21, 2011 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Rebecca

    What a bunch of sad people here you all must really be so unhappy with your own lives that you have to dump all over this women. How sad for you all that had mean things to say.
    I think she is funny, talented and entertaining and I bet all you all laugh at her jokes watch her show and movies!
    Such hypocrytes!

    September 21, 2011 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  12. parul k

    life is too short take it as you go be happy for other people.

    September 21, 2011 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  13. cowboysblowgoats

    I bet her favorite ice cream is Hogging daz.

    September 21, 2011 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Nonie Rammond

    Most of you that put that woman down are probably secret chubby chasers.

    September 21, 2011 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • derp

      We used to have contests to see who could bed the fattest girl over a given weekend. We called it hoggin'.

      September 21, 2011 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  15. cowboysblowgoats

    They should change the name of the series to "Mike & Moby Dick"

    September 21, 2011 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  16. Lewis

    I like the show Mike and Molly and in the beginning it was about addressing their problem with overeating and losing weight. Since the show started though, they both look like they have gotten heavier. She looks at least fifty pounds heavier than the first show.

    September 21, 2011 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
  17. Kenneth

    I bet she would be really good at Sumo Wrestling or the County Fair Pie eating contest.

    September 21, 2011 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
  18. Basturd out of Carolina

    Late at night when no one is around I bet she eats a lot of her own doo doo.

    September 21, 2011 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  19. mejazzbo

    I hope the Emmy attention makes up for the beat downs she may have taken over the years due to her size and the ignorance of others.

    September 21, 2011 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
  20. derp

    Four or five pizzas.

    September 21, 2011 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  21. olive

    She can eat her own weight in fried mayonnaise and butter sandwiches.

    September 21, 2011 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
  22. Paco

    Open heart surgery is whats next.

    September 21, 2011 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
  23. Busagirl

    Other than the four or five adults commenting, the rest are kids playing Keyboard Commando. POLICEMAN is really a COP (Child On PC), and someone should tell his mommy. Then again, she's probably not around as he clearly has "mommy issues". Only a self taught pig would make such statements about a woman. Ok, boys get back to your gaming forums and go tweet yourselves.

    September 21, 2011 at 8:57 am | Report abuse |
  24. Mr. Ed

    i c u up there 8:22 pm -im goin 2 be kool n shut it 4 now. would hate 4 u 2 cook urself w/boilin oil n then turn around n drink acid like u said u would. want 2 or not..we'll hv that convo thou sum day. w/that being said...alecia from the regulars (the _ team) i heard is bigger n fatter than this b!***. she said she so loves 2 eat. eh watch out bro she might eat u 2. the gc menu is what she eats 4 a sitting

    September 21, 2011 at 2:57 am | Report abuse |
  25. Lonnie Dee

    @Sokman,I have a limo you can use heck you can have it.You just have to share the ride.

    September 21, 2011 at 2:32 am | Report abuse |
  26. Sokman

    I'd hit it for a limo ride

    September 21, 2011 at 12:58 am | Report abuse |
  27. I am a doctor

    As a professional, I must warn you all to never try and reason with fat chicks, it is a losing battle.

    September 21, 2011 at 12:36 am | Report abuse |
  28. kurt81

    calm down fatso

    September 20, 2011 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Katherine

    At least Melissa can lose weight if she chooses to; as it is now she is a beautiful woman inside and out. Jealousy is an ugly disease and from what we see here, there is an infestation. Melissa can lose weight, what can you do, you hating, jealous people? You are adults, so it is obvious, your behavior will never change. The wonderful thing about this whole thing is that Melissa is counting her millions and laughing at all you haters, all the way to the bank!!!!!! Congratulations Melissa, keep on being the person you are, look where it has gotten you!

    September 20, 2011 at 11:33 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Irene Gutierrez

    To all you haters, Do you know why you are a bully? You are so jealous, because you wish it was you!

    September 20, 2011 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • iggy

      Only sissys use the term bully and if we meet you will learn the what being a sissy and bullying are all about. Now LOSE SOME WEIGHT, FATTY.

      September 21, 2011 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
    • cowboysblowgoats

      "You are so jealous, because you wish it was you!"

      Yeah, I wish I was a 450 pound marginally talented actress on a bad TV sitcom. I am totally jealous of her massive thighs, overstressed heart, and her complete inability to find her own genitals.

      September 21, 2011 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  31. Marny

    @GCAM very specific aren't you?Maybe that's what you had for lunch hhhmm?

    September 20, 2011 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Brown Bomber

      If she ever becomes disabled she will forego the "Rascal" for a dump truck.

      September 21, 2011 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
  32. Beautiful Vixen

    LOL !

    September 20, 2011 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
  33. bluebear

    My personal opinion is people should stop focusing on this woman's weight and start celebrating her incredible talent. She is hilarious and is an incredible writer. I think she will go on to have a huge outlasting career.

    September 20, 2011 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
  34. it is obvious

    What is next???? A heart attack.

    September 20, 2011 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Anderson Fartley

      I bet she is very heavy-handed, loves to throw her weight around and comes down really hard on her co-workers.

      September 21, 2011 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
  35. CC

    I LOVE her as well- I "used" to be overweight... I dont care either way if people are big or not I just think it shouldnt be "ok" to be that unhealthy- deep down no one wants to be like that 🙁 sad really... but that famous or un famous people .... Good job girl ! love your new show you deserve that award !!

    September 20, 2011 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
  36. murpis

    Also, I know that you don't love yourself because you have to love yourself before you can love others. You clearly hate people so I know you don't love yourself. You should get help for that or no one will love you back either. I'm just sayin...

    September 20, 2011 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Policeman

      Murp, congrats honey, today you figured out what trolling is. I'm just sayin'.

      September 21, 2011 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
  37. Samantha

    @Policeman,bet when you look down you can't see your tiny d**k.

    September 20, 2011 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • nibbles

      For breakfast I bet she consumes...

      4 Egg McMuffins
      A stack of pancakes
      1 stick of butter
      3 servings on fried potatoes
      A belgian waffle
      2 Papa Johns pizzas
      1 Diet Coke.


      September 21, 2011 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
  38. murpis to policeman

    There's nothing wrong with being overweight or not skipping the cheesecake. It's just sad that there's so many bullies out there that have to be bullies in order to make themselves feel better. What is it about yourself that you can't stand that makes you have to be a bully in order to feel better?
    Maybe you're really cool and nice and you're just saying this to get a rise out of people. Who knows? Either way, it's still childish and rude.

    September 20, 2011 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE Melissa!!! I loved her on Gilmore Girls and I love her on Mike and Molly!! I am sick to death of hearing people talk S**T about her because she is a big Girl!! Soooo EFFIN WHAT! She is Hilarious and Talented!! Way to Go MELISSA!! continue to be YOU and Never ever listen to the Haters !!!

    September 20, 2011 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Simon and Buttfunkel

      I tell ya whats next. A gallon of choco-milk and 3 boxes of Dunkin Munchkins. RUN LITTLE MUNCHKINS, RUUNNN!!!

      September 21, 2011 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |

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