'TIS THE (PILOT) SEASON
Hank Azaria and Jim Belushi have signed pilot deals with NBC and ABC, respectively, Variety reports. Azaria will star as a sketch comedy writer who incorporates his life experiences into his show, and Belushi will headline a half-hour family comedy. Meanwhile, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Jenny McCarthy has teamed with Cursed executive producer Ira Ungeleider to develop a sitcom for Fox. It's described as an "urban ensemble comedy about twentysomething singles in Los Angeles." Now that's original.