CBS picks up Rob Schneider comedy for midseason

rob-schneider-gi-320.jpgCBS has added a comedy starring "Saturday Night Live" alum and frequent Adam Sandler co-star Rob Schneider to its midseason slate.

The show, which Schneider also co-created, is about a guy who's been on his own for most of his adult life and marries into a close-knit Mexican-American family. It's loosely based on his own life.

Spanish actress Claudia Bassols will play his new wife in the series. Cheech Marin, Diana Maria Riva, Eugenio Derbez and Lupe Ontiveros are also in the cast. Schneider, Lew Morton ("SNL," "NewsRadio") and Eric and Kim Tannenbaum ("Two and a Half Men") will serve as executive producers.

The untitled show was in the mix for a pickup in May at CBS' upfronts. The network didn't commit right away but ordered a new pilot with several roles recast. That one passed muster and will join the rookie-cops drama "The 2-2" as the network's midseason entrants.

The comedy will be Schneider's first series role since he starred in "Men Behaving Badly" on NBC in 1996-97.
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