Mira Sorvino Will Play Jim Gaffigan’s TV Wife

TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 15: Actress Mira Sorvino arrives at "Union Square" Premiere during the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival held at the Ryerson Theatre on September 15, 2011 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Sonia Recchia/Getty Images) Photo: Sonia Recchia/2011 Getty Images

Stand-up comic Jim Gaffigan's autobiographical pilot at CBS has found its female lead in Mira Sorvino. Bearing Gaffigan's actual spouse's name, Sorvino will play Jeannie, "a super-wife and super-mom. The mother of five kids, she has a sixth child in the house: her husband Jim." Yes, it's going to be a banner pilot season for man-children, but Gaffigan might have something special here, with a script from Rescue Me creator and The Larry Sanders Show writer Peter Tolan.