Melissa McCarthy Wins An Emmy, Sells New TV Show

It’s been an amazing week for actress Melissa McCarthy first she managed to walk away with an Emmy award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series for her role on the show Mike & Molly and now we’ve learned that she has sold a new sitcom to CBS.

According to, McCarthy will write and produce the new show which follows a woman in her 40s who begins going through a “spectacular midlife crisis.”

At this time very few other details are known about the series.

If you missed the Emmy’s last night the women nominated for the award all dashed onto the stage as their names were called and the category quickly turned into a “pageant” of sorts with McCarthy eventually sporting a tiara and the Emmy prize.

“Holy smokes. Wow, it’s my first and best pageant ever,” Melissa said after a standing ovation for her win, “I’m from Plainfield, Ill., and I’m standing here and it’s kind of amazing.”

Do you believe that Melissa McCarthy deserved to win the Best Actress Emmy for a comedy series and will you be tuning in to check out her new show if it makes it through the pilot stage and begins airing on CBS?