Monday, December 12, 2011

Rob Schneider, Cheech Marin and Eugenio Derbez Star in “Rob,”

CBS has a new Rob Schneider sitcom lined up for January.  Rob will center around the star and title character, his new Mexican-American wife and the problems he encounters as the odd man out in his new family.  Judging by the cast and crew, this will be a show for men.

According to CBS, Schenider's character has been a lifelong bachelor and successful landscape architect who, after a whirlwind romance, marries Maggie (Claudia Bassols), a book translator who is way more attractive than he is. 

In the pilot, the two must break the news of their Las Vegas elopement to her overprotective, judgemental parents, Rosa (Diana Maria Riva) and Fernando (Cheech Marin).  Shocked, the family remains skeptical, though he makes one friend in the tight-knit group, Maggie's uncle played by Eugenio Derbez.

Future episodes will be about the family relationships.

The show's writing team is led by Schneider and Lew Morton who was a producer on NewsRadio and the animated cult favorite Futurama.

The director is James Widdoes who has worked on Two and a Half Men, the Bill Engvall Show and According to Jim, the Jim Belushi sitcom with Courtney Thorne Smith.

Given those credits, I'm guessing Rob will be a minor hit catering to the Two and a Half Men crowd.  If you read my recent entry on the devolution of that show, you know I'm not a big fan and don't hold much promise for this one.  I'm not a big Rob Schneider fan either, so I'm guessing Cheech Marin will be my favorite character in this show.

Rob premieres on Thursday, January 12th at 8:30 p.m.


  1. Any Mexican American actors in series draws attention to crowds because some actors have been through poverty. So they put life experiences and flip it around and make it so funny.

  2. Eugenio Derbez is the best comedian in Mexico. I am looking forward to this show.

    1. not only in mexico i think is top 5 in latinamerica

  3. Definitely check this show out, it's hilarious! I saw a taping last week and never knew about Eugenio and he was cracking everyone up.
    The writing is pretty slick and wickedly caustic from time to time and I was refreshed by it even though I watched scenes being retaped over and over.
    Cheech has mad timing and Rob's faces are precious, I'm psyched!

  4. Good to know, Susan. I will definitely check it out and thanks for posting.

  5. i hav'nt had the time to check the show,but i know the quality of Eugenio Dervez,definelly looking forward for the show