Like a phoenix, Whitney Cummings has risen from the ashes (of failed TV escapades e.g. NBC sitcom Whitney and her E! talk show) to return to the small screen thanks to HBO. Cummings is set to star in a comedy pilot based on Maureen Dowd’s book Are Men Necessary? When Sexes Collide.

The show’s being described as showcasing, 

This comes in addition to a HBO stand-up special which will air next year. If the show’s a bust at least she’s got 2 Broke Girls—much to our misfortune. 

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[via Vulture]