TV helmer Beth McCarthy-Miller has come on board to direct “Tammy,” the road trip comedy New Line is developing for Melissa McCarthy.
New Line confirmed McCarthy-Miller’s attachment Monday. The McCarthys are not related but worked together on ABC’s “Samantha Who?”
New Line’s been developing “Tammy” with the “Bridesmaids” thesp as a possible starring vehicle from her spec script, co-written with Ben Falcone. Script centers on a woman who loses her job at Hardee’s, finds out that her husband is cheating on her and goes on a trip with her foul-mouthed grandmother. Melissa McCarthy and Falcone will also exec produce “Tammy.”
Beth McCarthy-Miller is best known for serving as director of “Saturday Night Live” between 1995 and 2006. She has extensive TV credits including segments of “Modern Family,” “Parks & Recreation,” “30 Rock,” “House of Lies,” “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and two Super Bowl halftime shows.
Melissa McCarthy won an Emmy in September for CBS’ “Mike and Molly” and will appear in Judd Apatow’s “Knocked Up” spinoff “This Is Forty” for Universal.
Beth McCarthy is repped by CAA.