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CBS orders untitled Jim Gaffigan project to pilot

Date January 11, 2013

LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - CBS has ordered an untitled Jim Gaffigan project to pilot, the network announced on Friday.

Much like FX's "Louie," the proposed single-camera series sounds as if it will be largely autobiographical on the stand-up comic's life.

Executive produced and written by both Gaffigan and Peter Tolan ("Rescue Me"), Gaffigan will star as the happily married and harried father of five living in New York City.

Gaffigan's manager, Alex Murray, will also serve as an executive producer on the Sony Television production, along with Michael Wimer of Tolan's Fedora Entertainment.

Gaffigan has starred in a number of television and film projects over the years, including TBS' "My Boys," but most recently won an Emmy for his 2012 comedy album "Mr. Universe."

His newest book, "Dad is Fat," hits shelves this May.

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