CBS has got an Academy Award-winning actress to star in one of its comedy pilots.
She won an Oscar in 1995 as Best Supporting Actress and is the daughter of a famous actor.
"Mira Sorvino is returning to her comedy roots (she won an Oscar for Woody Allen’s ‘Mighty Aphrodite’) with a starring role opposite Jim Gaffigan in his CBS comedy pilot," writes our friend Nellie Andreeva at Deadline.com.
The story continues, "Written by Gaffigan and Peter Tolan (the two co-wrote the story, and Tolan wrote the script), the project centers on Jim (Gaffigan), a guy who lives with his wife Jeannie (Sorvino) and five kids in a 2-bedroom New York apartment. Sorvino’s Jeannie is a super-wife and super-mom. The mother of five kids, she has a sixth child in the house: her husband Jim."
Andreeva adds, "Sony Pictures TV and Fedora are producing, with Gaffigan, Tolan, Michael Wimer and Alex Murray executive producing."
Mira Sorvino is the daughter of actor Paul Sorvino.