Oscar Nominee Jacki Weaver to Star in CBS Comedy 'The McCarthys'

Jacki Weaver Oscars Headshot - P 2012
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Jacki Weaver Oscars Headshot - P 2012

Two-time Oscar nominee Jacki Weaver is heading to Boston.

The Silver Linings Playbook Academy Award nominee has booked a starring role in CBS' family comedy The McCarthys, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The pilot is described as a family comedy about a loud, sports-crazed Boston family, with Weaver playing the mother of the McCarthys, Marjorie. She's described as loving, exhausted and having no filter who enjoys having her son keep her company when her husband Arthur (Rescue Me's Jack McGee) and other kids are off coaching basketball games.

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The single-camera vehicle hails from Are You There, Chelsea? writer Brian Gallivan and exec producers Will Gluck and Richie Schwartz.

In addition for her nom for playing the mother in a sports-crazed family in Silver Linings, Weaver also earned a supporting actress mention for her role in 2010's Animal Kingdom. Should the pilot move to series, the role would mark her first small-screen regular gig. She's repped by ICM Partners, Elevate and Felker Toczek.

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