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 Tannenbaum 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.