She has been cast in a CBS comedy pilot The McCarthys, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
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) and other kids are off coaching basketball games.
The single-camera comedy is written by Brian Gallivan (Are You There, Chelsea?).
Since appearing in Animal Kingdom, Weaver has enjoyed international success, including two Oscar nominations plus a Golden Globe and Screen Actor’s Guild Award -the latter for her role in Silver Linings Playbook.
It’s a long way from Alvin Purple, Caddie and They’re Playing Our Song, but frankly we couldn’t be prouder….
Meanwhile, TV Tonight hears whispers Derryn Hinch may have recently filmed an interview with his former wife in the US for Seven.