Newswire: HBO just gave Whitney Cummings another TV show

Even though Amy Schumer and Sarah Silverman have proven that it is possible to say the word “vagina” a lot and still have people like you, Whitney Cummings continues to get work. Cummings’ newest project was announced today by HBO, which has ordered a pilot for a half-hour comedy created, written by, and starring Cummings. The series will be “inspired by” Maureen Dowd’s 2005 book Are Men Necessary? When Sexes Collide, which, like Cummings herself, presented a provocative, uncompromising point of view without being laugh-out-loud funny, per se.

Deadline says that the series will blend documentary and fiction, with “appearances from experts to help the characters understand the biological basis of their behavior,” biology having never been used as the basis for gross generalizations about gender. This will be the fourth time someone has put Whitney Cummings in charge of a TV series—her eponymous NBC sitcom and E …

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