Mike Sikowitz Joins CBS Comedy Pilot ‘The McCarthys’ As Showrunner

By | Friday January 24, 2014 @ 5:26pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

mikesijowitzMike Sikowitz has taken on his first assignment under the rich new overall deal he just signed with Sony Pictures Television. The comedy writer-producer has joined the studio’s CBS multi-camera comedy pilot The McCarthys as executive producer/showrunner. … Read More »

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Tyler Ritter To Play The Lead In CBS Comedy Pilot ‘The McCarthys’

By | Friday January 17, 2014 @ 8:37am PST
Nellie Andreeva

rittertylerEXCLUSIVE: Tyler Ritter is following in the footsteps of his father, the late John Ritter, with a starring role on a multi-camera comedy. Tyler has been cast as the lead in CBS’ new pilot for The McCarthys, from Sony … Read More »

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Kelen Coleman Joins CBS Comedy Pilot ‘McCarthys’, Fox’s ‘Fatrick’ Finds Lead

By | Wednesday January 15, 2014 @ 5:48pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

colemanKelen Coleman has been cast in CBS’ new pilot for The McCarthys, from Sony TV and Will Gluck’s Olive Bridge Entertainment. The comedy is being retooled as multi-camera after shooting a single-camera pilot last season. Written/co-executive produced by Brian Gallivan, McCarthys revolves around a big, sports-crazed Irish Catholic clan in Boston and the gay son whose greatest sin is not his sexuality but his desire to spend less time with his family. Coleman, repped by Gersh, 3 Arts and Scott Whitehead, plays the daughter, Jackie McCarthy, who is roommates with her gay brother. Read More »

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Jack Cutmore-Scott Joins Fox Matt Hubbard Pilot, Jimmy Dunn Cast In CBS’ ‘McCarthys’

By | Monday January 6, 2014 @ 6:04pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

scottYoung Broadway actor Jack Cutmore-Scott is set to co-star opposite Bonnie Dennison in Fox‘s multi-camera comedy pilot created/executive produced by Matt Hubbard and exec producer by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock. Directed/exec produced by Pam Fryman, the untitled comedy, … Read More »

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Laurie Metcalf To Star In CBS Comedy Pilot ‘The McCarthys’

By | Tuesday December 31, 2013 @ 9:19am PST
Nellie Andreeva

lauriemetcalfEXCLUSIVE: Comedy veteran Laurie Metcalf is set to star opposite Jack McGee and Joey McIntyre in CBS’ new pilot for half-hour The McCarthys, from Sony TV and Will Gluck’s Olive Bridge Entertainment. The project is being retooled as 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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Joey McIntyre & Jessica Chaffin Join CBS Pilot ‘The McCarthys’, CW’s ‘The Selection’ Brings Back Peta Sergeant

By | Thursday February 21, 2013 @ 9:48am PST
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Actor-singer Joey McIntyre has been cast in CBS/Sony TV single-camera comedy pilot The McCarthys. Also added to the pilot, written by Brian Gallivan, directed by Fred Savage and executive produced by Will Gluck, is Jessica Chaffin, joining previously cast Jacki Weaver, Jake Lacy and Jack McGee. The McCarthys revolves around an Irish-Catholic, sports-crazed Boston clan and the gay son (Lacy) whose greatest sin is not his sexuality but his desire to spend less time with his family. McIntyre will play Gerard McCarthy, the one short guy in the family who is mad about it. Chaffin, repped by CAA and attorney Jeff Endlich, plays his sister Jackie, who swings wildly from overconfidence to insecurity, and is completely unaware that she’s her mother’s (Weaver) least favorite. This marks McIntyre’s first regular series gig since David E. Kelley’s Boston Public. At CBS, he is joining fellow New Kids On The Block bandmate Donnie Wahlberg, who co-stars on Blue Bloods. McIntyre, repped by Domain and KLWGN, will next be seen in Paul Feig’s The Heat with Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock. Read More »

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Jacki Weaver Joins CBS Comedy Pilot ‘The McCarthys’

By | Thursday February 7, 2013 @ 10:30am PST
Nellie Andreeva

Jacki Weaver, an Oscar nominee for Silver Linings Playbook, is set to co-star in the CBS/Sony TV single-camera comedy pilot The McCarthys. Written by Brian Gallivan, directed by Fred Savage and executive produced by … Read More »

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Keith David Cast In Fox Pilot ‘Enlisted’, Jack McGee Joins CBS Comedy ‘McCarthys’

By | Wednesday February 6, 2013 @ 7:40pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Keith David (The Cape) has been cast in Enlisted, Fox’s single-camera comedy pilot from Cougar Town co-creator Kevin Biegel, which he is executive producing with Mike Royce. Based on Biegel’s relationship with his siblings, the 20th TV-produced project … Read More »

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