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Whitney Cummings Might Be Getting an HBO Comedy Based on Maureen Dowd’s Book

Whitney’s back. Photo: Anthony Harvey/Getty

Pretty soon Whitney Cummings will be back on your TV screens: Deadline reports HBO has ordered a pilot for a comedy starring Cummings based on Maureen Dowd’s controversial 2005 book Are Men Necessary? When Sexes Collide, as well as a stand-up special set to air next year. The show is being described as a relationship comedy about “modern relationships that focuses on human nature and social construction using documentary elements and appearances from experts to help the characters understand the biological basis of their behavior.” Sounds a hell of a lot like Aziz Ansari’s new book — probably with tons of dick jokes. Yay?

Whitney Cummings Might Be Getting an HBO Comedy