Conan and CBS Plan a Super Fun Night

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Barely six months ago, Rebel Wilson was being chatted up by Conan O'Brien about her scene-stealing role in Bridesmaids. Today, she and Coco are getting into business together on a half-hour comedy at CBS that, on paper at least, appears to be one of the development season's hottest projects. The Eye has picked up a pilot for Super Fun Night, a multi-camera sitcom written by Wilson and produced by O'Brien's Conaco which will feature the Australian comic as one of three geeky female pals who challenge themselves to have, yes, "super fun" each Friday night. (Sounds a bit like The Big Bang Theory blended with Bridesmaids and The Hangover,  as well as a potential companion for CBS's new hit 2 Broke Girls.) A source familiar with the project told us that when Wilson guested on Conan last May to hype Bridesmaids, it was the first time the two had met. When O'Brien later heard she was putting together a TV project, he decided to go after it, "and it went from there." (It probably didn't hurt that both O'Brien and Wilson are represented by Hollywood superagency William Morris Endeavor). Meanwhile, Wilson is all over the place right now: She's got a part in the current Sundance pic Bachelorette and Chris Colfer's Struck by Lightning.