Molly Shannon To Star In ABC’s Brian Gallivan Comedy Pilot

By | Friday February 21, 2014 @ 1:00pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Molly ShannonMolly Shannon has been tapped as the female lead in Bambi Cottages, ABC‘s single-camera comedy pilot from creator Brian Gallivan, Sony TV and Will Gluck‘s studio-based Olive Bridge Productions. She also is in negotiations for a co-starring … Read More »

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Family Comedy From Brian Gallivan & Will Gluck Gets ABC Pilot Order

By | Friday January 31, 2014 @ 7:24pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

gallivanABC has given a pilot order to an untitled single-camera comedy from creator Brian Gallivan, Sony TV and Will Gluck‘s studio-based Olive Bridge Productions — the auspices behind another family comedy pilot this season, CBS’ The McCarthys. The … Read More »

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ABC Buys Family Comedy From Brian Gallivan And Will Gluck With Major Penalty

By | Tuesday August 27, 2013 @ 9:33am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: In a competitive situation, a single-camera comedy from The McCarthys creator Brian Gallivan has landed at ABC with a significant, high seven-figure … Read More »

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CBS Re-Piloting ‘The McCarthys’ As Multi-Camera Comedy

By | Monday June 24, 2013 @ 5:45pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

CBS has ordered a new pilot for Irish-American family comedy The McCarthys, which will be converted from a single-camera to multi-camera. Talks are underway with cast members about joining the new pilot. Produced by Sony TV and Will Gluck’s Olive Bridge Entertainment, The McCarthys revolves around a big Irish Catholic, sports-crazed Boston clan and the gay son whose greatest sin is not his sexuality but his desire to spend less time with his family. The project, written/co-executive produced by Brian Gallivan, was among the pilots in serious consideration for a series pickup at CBS this season, said to be one of the strongest on the comedy side at the network in years.

Related: Brian Gallivan In Overall Deal With Sony TV

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Brian Gallivan In Overall Deal With Sony TV

By | Wednesday May 29, 2013 @ 2:24pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: The McCarthys creator Brian Gallivan has signed an overall deal with Sony TV, the studio behind the comedy pilot that remains in contention at CBS. Writer-actor-comedian Gallivan was a staff writer on Sony TV’s cult ABC comedy Happy Endings when his spec The McCarthys, with Sony TV-based Will Gluck attached as executive producer, landed at CBS with a put pilot commitment. It went to pilot, which missed the cut for a series pickup earlier this month but is being kept in consideration by CBS and may undergo some retooling. Loosely inspired by Gallivan’s life, the big family comedy revolves around an Irish-Catholic, sports-crazed Boston clan and the gay son whose greatest sin is not his sexuality but his desire to spend less time with his family. Under the overall pact at Sony, Gallivan will continue on The McCarthys, where he serves as executive producer alongside Gluck, and will develop new projects. Read More »

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