10/07/2014 02:00 EDT | Updated 12/07/2014 05:59 EST

Johanna Stein, MomHead viral video star, gets CBS sitcom pilot

Former Winnipegger Johanna Stein is making a pilot for CBS, thanks to a little help from another actor with some ties to Winnipeg — Will Arnett.

Stein is a comedian and author whose book How Not to Calm a Child on a Planewill be the basis of a sitcom pilot by CBS.

That's thanks to Arnett's new production company, which optioned Stein's book to CBS.

The actor, currently a co-star on the CBS show The Millers, has deep ties to Winnipeg. Both his parents were Manitobans, and he visits on a regular basis. 

The news of the pilot comes on the heels of viral internet success for Stein. She released the video MomHead last week, and it now has more than 2.2 million hits.

The hit video appeared everywhere from CNN to the Today Show.

Stein will be in Winnipeg in November to promote her book.

- ON MOBILE? Watch Johanna Stein's viral video MomHead here.