The Farrelly Brothers Head To Showtime

The directing duo reunite with the "Unhitched" team for a new comedy series.

Blair Marnellby Blair Marnell

Back in 2008, Bobby and Peter Farrelly joined with screenwriters Chris Pappas, Mike Bernier and Kevin Barnett on "Unhitched," a short lived sitcom on Fox that lasted only six episodes. Despite that relatively unsuccessful outing, the Farrelly brothers have reunited with the "Unhitched" writing team for a new potential series.

Deadline is reporting that Showtime is developing a new comedy project which will be executive produced by the Farrelly brothers, along with Pappas, Bernier and Barnett; whom will also write the pilot episode as a team once again. Peter Farrelly is slated to direct the pilot episode.

The currently untitled project is said to revolve around a man who discovers that his wife has betrayed him after several years of marriage, spurring a midlife crisis. Jason Felts, Justin Berfield and Michael Forman are also attached as producers.
 
As directors, the Farrelly brothers are best known for their wildly successful comedy films, including "Dumb and Dumber," "There's Something About Mary," "Shallow Hal," "Stuck on You" and "Me, Myself & Irene." Additionally, the Farrelly brothers have also directed "Fever Pitch," "The Heartbreak Kid," "Kingpin," "Hall Pass" and "Osmosis Jones."

Prior to "Unhitched," the Farrelly brothers also co-wrote an episode of "Seinfeld" which was called "The Virgin." The duo are also currently directing a "Three Stooges" film based on the classic comedy team; which will be released in 2012.


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