Jim Gaffigan sells sitcom idea

Comic set to star in CBS pilot

American stand-up Jim Gaffigan is to make a sitcom loosely based on his life.

The CBS network has ordered a pilot from the comic and Peter Tolan, who wrote the movie Analyse This and created the Dennis Leary firefighter series Rescue Me.

According to Hollywood industry website Deadline, the show will revolve around a man who lives with his wife and five kids in a two-bedroom New York apartment. Gaffigan, 46, is just about to become a father for the fifth time.

The news follows announcement that Gaffigan is writing a family book due out in June 2013.

Meanwhile, the NBC network has bought an untitled sitcom from Ellen DeGeneres' production company, about a 32-year-old single woman who suddenly becomes convinced that she is doomed to die alone.

Published: 15 Sep 2012

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