CBS forges new skein for Sullivan

'Just Shoot Me' scribe to write pilot

CBS is hoping to give “King of Queens” regular Nicole Sullivan her own small-screen showcase.

Eye is developing a half-hour laffer for the “Mad TV” vet via Touchstone Television, which has a development deal with Sullivan.

Untitled skein has Sullivan playing a woman who marries a man with three brothers, who quickly become a part of her extended family.

Susan Dickes (“Just Shoot Me”) will write the pilot, with Sullivan set to star and produce. Project is under consideration for fall 2003.

Sullivan has had a recurring role on “King of Queens” for the past few seasons, playing Holly, a dogwalker who also looks after the character played by Jerry Stiller. She became a series regular this fall.

Last spring, Sullivan starred in the ABC comedy pilot “Me and My Needs,” written by the late Judy Toll. Thesp’s other credits include a regular role on the animated laffer “Baby Blues” and appearances on “Scrubs,” “Titus” and “The Drew Carey Show.”

Sullivan spent six seasons on Fox’s “Mad TV,” starting in 1995. She played a slew of characters, from the Vancome Lady to news anchor Diane Lawyer-Trabajo.

Dickes’ other credits include writing and producing for “Mad About You” and writing for “The Drew Carey Show.” She also wrote a half-hour comedy pilot for ABC last year.

Both Sullivan and Dickes are repped by WMA.

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