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HBO orders comedy pilot, standup special from Whitney Cummings

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Whitney Cummings, co-creator of 2 Broke Girls and creator of Whitney, is taking her humor to HBO. The network has ordered a half-hour comedy pilot, along with a standup special, from the comedian.

The comedy pilot, which is currently untitled, is pitched as “a 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,” according to its logline.

Cummings will write, star, and executive produce the pilot, whish is inspired by Maureen Dowd’s book Are Men Necessary? Also on board to executive produce are Tom Werner, Jimmy Miller, and Dowd.

Additionally, Cummings will shoot a comedy special for HBO this fall, which is expected to air in 2016.