7 February 2013 10:30 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Jacki Weaver has parlayed her Silver Linings Playbook fame into a lead role in CBS’ comedy pilot The McCarthys, TVLine has learned.

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The half-hour project, from Brian Gallivan (Are You There, Chelsea?) and Will Gluck (Andy Richter Controls the Universe), centers on a sports-crazed Irish-Catholic Boston family.

The Oscar-nominated Weaver will play Marjorie, the clan’s loving, exhausted and un-filtered matriarch who loves having her gay son Ronny keep her company when her hubby (Rescue Me‘s Jack McGee) and other children are obsessing over basketball.

Fred Savage recently signed on to direct the pilot. »


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