CBS Picks Up Rob Schneider Comedy Pilot And Sitcom From Jeff & Jackie Filgo

CBS has given the green light to two family comedy pilots, an untitled project starring Rob Schneider and Home Grown, from That ’70s Show alums Jeff and Jackie Filgo. This marks the second pilot for the Filgos, who have also come on board Marisa Coughlan’s multicamera comedy pilot for ABC Lost and Found as executive producers/showrunners. Both pilots are from Warner Bros. TV.

The untitled Rob Schneider project, from CBS TV Studios and the TannenbaumĀ  Co., was written by Schneider and fellow Saturday Night Live alum Lew Morton. It is based on Schneider’s life and centers on a solitary guy who marries into a huge Mexican-American family. The project originally landed at CBS in October with a script commitment. Morton, Eric and Kim Tannenbaum (Two and a Half Men) are executive producing, with Schneider and his brother John Schneider producing through their From Out of Nowhere Prods. This marks Schneider’s first TV series gig in 13 years. He last did a series in the 1996-97 season, NBC’s comedy Men Behaving Badly. Schneider has since been focused on films, most recently co-starring in Grown Ups.

Jeff and Jackie Filgo’s Home Grown is a multicamera comedy about a blue collar man who wrestles with how to parent his unmarried grown daughter and her 12-year-old son while sharing a house with them, his wife and his recently widowed mother. The Filgos wrote the script and are exec producing. Beth Lacke serves as consultant.

Comments (37)

  • Why? Why? Why?

    Comment by Oh No — Friday February 4, 2011 @ 6:27pm PST  
  • More lowest common denominator comedy from CHS=See BS
    the company that brought to you a briefcase of cocaine and house of porno stars

    Comment by Nonsequitur — Friday February 4, 2011 @ 6:30pm PST  
  • Lew Morton is a good writer if his work on NewsRadio and Futurama is an indication. Still, this project will get lots of “Rob Schneider Derp De Derp, CBS Derp De Der!” jokes (based on those South Park segments) and deserve every one of those jokes.

    Comment by C.B.B. — Friday February 4, 2011 @ 6:32pm PST  
  • isnt that the exact same premise of the JK LIVIN animated show about Matthew’s brother?

    Comment by Dana California — Friday February 4, 2011 @ 6:33pm PST  
  • OT Here,

    But I read this site a lot and know there are a lot of knowledgeable folks on here. I’m hoping someone on here could advise a young up and coming actor what agency to choose, Innovative Artist and APA ???

    Thanks in advance!

    Comment by Actor Question — Friday February 4, 2011 @ 6:59pm PST  
  • Good God. More cud from M.A.W.M. writers.

    Comment by Elia — Friday February 4, 2011 @ 7:34pm PST  
    • Elia, Jackie Filgo is a M.A.W.F. writer. Get it right, or S. T. F. U.

      Comment by bored — Friday February 4, 2011 @ 10:56pm PST  
  • I couldn’t read past Rob Schneider’s name. He is unwatchable. And a show killer.


    Comment by Blah — Friday February 4, 2011 @ 7:35pm PST  
  • Re: The rotgut of unoriginal programming for years

    In the last 5 years the 3 or 4 times I went to a movie theatre I was comped.

    I’ve gone without TV for months and don’t even miss the mindless programs of Reality Game shows and remakes of remaked movie to TV.

    Thankfully, for internet TV I glimpse at ABC or Fox news. And sitcoms like CougarTown on and Hot in Cleveland on are a refreshing hoot.

    Comment by SinCityFinancier — Friday February 4, 2011 @ 7:42pm PST  
  • Are you kidding me? The only way this guy gets work is from handouts from Adam Sandler. Sad for CBS.

    Comment by Holycrap — Friday February 4, 2011 @ 7:52pm PST  
  • Could Rob Shhhneider be the luckiest f*#k in Hollywood beside Kevin Smith??

    yeah i think so.

    Comment by snowman — Friday February 4, 2011 @ 8:36pm PST  
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