Rob Schneider Comedy Picked Up By CBS

by | September 27, 2011 at 7:27 AM | TV News

Rob Schneider (Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)

Rob Schneider (Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)

By Tim Kenneally

LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – Rob Schneider’s comedy has been picked up for midseason, an individual familiar with the production confirms to TheWrap.

The as-yet-entitled series will star the “Deuce Bigalow, Male Gigolo” actor as Rob, a seemingly confirmed bachelor who marries into a tight-knit Mexican-American family. The series co-stars Cheech Marin, Lupe Ontiveros (from “As Good as It Gets“) and Claudia Bassols.

Schneider will write and executive-produce, along with Lew Morton of “Futurama” and “Big Lake.” Jamie Widdoes is directing. The series is produced by CBS Television Studios, in association with The Tannenbaum Company, which co-produces “Two and a Half Men.” Eric and Kim Tannenbaum will serve as non-writing executive producers.

This will mark Schneider’s first regular TV gig since the comedy “Men Behaving Badly,” which ran from 1996 to 1997.

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