CBS Orders Comedy Pilot from Jim Gaffigan
Jim Gaffigan, Peter Tolan
Comedian Jim Gaffigan is developing a new pilot for CBS based loosely on his life, Deadline reports.
Gaffigan is teaming with Rescue Me co-creator Peter Tolan for the series, to which CBS recently gave a put pilot commitment that almost guarantees a series pickup. The pair will co-write the single-camera comedy, which is set in New York and stars Gaffigan as a guy who shares a two-bedroom apartment with his wife and five children.
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It's not the only family-centric project for Gaffigan, who recently announced that he's writing a family book, scheduled to be released next summer. Gaffigan's previous television appearances include That '70s Show and My Boys. Tolan's previous credits include The Larry Sanders Show, Murphy Brown and Home Improvement.