Posts tagged as greg garcia

CBS Orders 'Rush Hour' Pilot and Two Other Comedies

CBS announced three new pilot orders yesterday. According to Variety, the network has ordered a pilot based on the Rush Hour film franchise that Bill Lawrence and Brett Ratner began developing last year as well as two comedy pilots called Super Clyde and Joe Time. This makes the second pilot order for writer/executive producer Greg Garcia's Super Clyde, which landed a pilot order in 2013 starring Stephen Fry, Rubert Grint, and Tyler Labine but did not go to series. Modern Family writer/executive producer Bill Wrubel's Joe Time is described as a multi-cam comedy that "revolves around a family man who is frustrated that everyone around him [...]

CBS Orders Pilots from Greg Garcia and 'Happy Endings' Writer Brian Gallivan

Pilot season is underway, as the major networks are all buying up new shows in bulk to become potential series in the fall. CBS just purchased three new comedies, two created by Raising Hope/My Name Is Earl/Yes, Dear head honcho Greg Garcia and another from Brian Gallivan (pictured), a Second City vet and a writer for Happy Endings. Gallivan's pilot is The McCarthys, a single-camera family comedy written by Gallivan and loosely based on his life as the only gay son of a sports-loving Irish-Catholic family in Boston. It sounds promising and not like the type of show you usually get on CBS. If it gets picked up, it'll be [...]

CBS Makes Its Rejected Rupert Grint/Greg Garcia Pilot 'Super Clyde' Available Online

CBS made an unusual move this week by uploading a comedy pilot that turned down to the internet. Called Super Clyde, the show was created by Greg Garcia (My Name Is Earl, The Millers) and stars Harry Potter's Rupert Grint as a fast food employee who decides to become a superhero. The supporting cast includes Tyler Labine, Stephen Fry, and Justine Lupe. You can watch the pilot now via CBS's website.

CBS put the show up online after Greg Garcia requested it. Hopefully, this becomes a trend and some of last season's most promising rejected pilots make it online.

Read the email Garcia sent to fans about [...]

Will Arnett Signs Onto a CBS Pilot, Putting Another Nail Into 'Up All Night's Coffin

Will Arnett has been cast as the lead in a new CBS pilot from creator Greg Garcia (My Name Is Earl, Raising Hope), which is just another sign that his NBC sitcom Up All Night is dead. The CBS show is an untitled multi-camera comedy that will star Arnett as a recently-divorced guy whose parents decide to move in with him. The pilot is being written by Garcia and directed by TV legend James Burrows. The show is in second position for Arnett, meaning that if NBC for some reason decides to renew Up All Night, he'll have to remain on that show/network. Up All Night continuing seems [...]