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[01/06/16 - 09:59 AM]
TV Land Orders Pilot "Nobodies," With Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone Executive Producing, Guest Starring and Directing
The project is written by Groundlings alums Hugh Davidson, Larry Dorf and Rachel Ramras.

[via press release from TV Land]

TV LAND ORDERS PILOT "NOBODIES," WITH MELISSA MCCARTHY AND BEN FALCONE EXECUTIVE PRODUCING, GUEST STARRING AND DIRECTING

HUGH DAVIDSON, LARRY DORF AND RACHEL RAMRAS TO WRITE, STAR AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCE

Pasadena, CA - January 6, 2016 - TV Land has ordered a pilot for "Nobodies," starring, executive produced and written by Groundlings alums Hugh Davidson, Larry Dorf and Rachel Ramras ("Mike Tyson Mysteries"), and also to be executive produced by Emmy(R) winner and Oscar(R) nominee Melissa McCarthy and acclaimed comedic actor/director Ben Falcone through their production company On The Day. The pilot is inspired by Davidson, Dorf and Ramras, who in their real lives, watched as their friends from The Groundlings went on to star in blockbuster comedies and win Oscars, while they toiled away in Hollywood. The news was announced this morning at the Television Critics Association (TCA) Winter Press Tour in Pasadena by Keith Cox, Executive Vice President, Development and Original Programming, TV Land.

"Nobodies" will follow Davidson, Dorf and Ramras, playing themselves, as they try desperately to land one of their famous friends for a feature script that they've developed so that they, too, can rise to fame in Hollywood. The pilot will shoot in Los Angeles in winter of 2016 with McCarthy and Falcone directing and guest-starring - Falcone in the pilot, and McCarthy in a future episode, should the pilot go to series.

"Hugh, Larry, and Rachel tell stories that are so funny, you honestly can't believe they're true," said Cox. "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."

This project is one of several in development for TV Land, along with pilot "I Shudder" starring Hamish Linklater and Megan Hilty and produced by Dan Jinks and Paul Rudnick, and the untitled John Wells/John Riggi/Warner Horizon Television project inspired by the life of Kyle Richards ("The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills").

About TV Land

TV Land is the programming destination featuring the best in entertainment on all platforms for consumers in their 40s. Consisting of original programming, acquisitions and a digital portfolio, TV Land is now seen in over 98 million U.S. Homes.

About Viacom

Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA) is home to premier global media brands that create compelling television programs, motion pictures, short-form video, apps, games, consumer products, social media and other entertainment content for audiences in more than 160 countries and territories. Viacom's media networks, including MTV, VH1, CMT, Logo, BET, CENTRIC, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., TeenNick, Nicktoons, Nick at Nite, Comedy Central, TV Land, SPIKE, T?3s, Paramount Channel and VIVA, reach approximately 700 million television subscribers worldwide. Paramount Pictures, America's oldest film studio, is a major global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment.

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