Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone's success inspires TV Land pilot

July 28, 2015 1:53 PM

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LOS ANGELES, July 28 (UPI) -- TV Land says it has ordered a pilot called Friends with Melissa, which was written and executive produced by Hugh Davidson, Larry Dorf and Rachel Ramras.

The single-camera comedy is based on the real lives of the trio, who watched as their friends from The Groundlings -- married actor-writers Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone -- "went on to star in blockbuster comedies... while they toiled away writing for children's television," a synopsis said.

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