HBO is on a hot streak with its slate of comedy shows. First they renew weekly late night talk show Last Week Tonight for two full years. Then, they instantly renew Sunday night hits Veep and Silicon Valley a day after their newest seasons air. Just yesterday, they picked up web series High Maintenance for six episodes. Now, the network is going in for the kill with a show from Whitney Cummings.
HBO ordered a pilot for a half-hour comedy inspired by New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd's 2005 book Are Men Necessary? When Sexes Collide Deadline reports. Cummings is a renaissance lady as she takes on three jobs in creating, writing and starring in the project. It's outlined as "comedic portrait of modern relationships that focuses on human nature and social construction using documentary elements and appearances from experts to help the characters understand the biological basis of their behavior."
Say what you will about Cummings and her current shows but she knows how to hustle. This is her third show in just a few years with those 2 Broke Girls still struggling to make cupcakes after five years on CBS and the canceled NBC show Whitney.