Pilot Scoop: CBS Orders Two Comedies from Greg Garcia, Kennedy-esque Drama and More

logo-cbs-300If everything goes his way, Greg Garcia will have two comedies on the CBS schedule this fall.

The Eye Network Friday extended pilot orders to the Raising Hope writer/EP’s Super Clyde, a single-camera sitcom about a meek fast food worker who decides to become a super hero. It also ordered his untitled multi-camera pilot about a recently divorced man living with his parents.

The go-aheads were a homecoming of a sort for Garcia; his Yes Dear ran on CBS from 2000 – 2006.

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The network also moved forward with The McCarthys, a single-camera comedy about a sports-crazed Boston family written by Brian Gallivan (Are You There, Chelsea?) and executive-produced by Will Gluck (Gross Pointe, The Loop).

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The Ordained, penned by author/journalist Lisa Takeuchi Cullen and exec-produced by Frank Marshall (War Horse, The Bourne Legacy) and Larry Shuman (Devious Maids), centers on the son of a Kennedy-esque family who leaves the priesthood and becomes a lawyer to prevent his politician sister from being assassinated.

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14 Comments
  1. ABC says:

    Those comedies sound horrible.

  2. Dizzle says:

    “It also ordered his untitled multi-camera pilot about a recently divorced man living with his parents.”

    Clearly this will go to series! Not that I mind, love Greg Garcia’s other shows, but just once it would be interesting to see how CBS would go the single-camera route.

  3. Olivia says:

    Super clyde sounds interesting , definitely has a kick ass feel to it!

  4. paul says:

    Let’s see 2 comedies: One to replace the awful Partners and the other to replace Rules of Engagement. The drama will replace Vegas

  5. Eric says:

    Single-cam, yay! Multi-cam, nay. This is how I feel 100% of the time. Even the plot for Super Clyde sounds more interesting than the other one.

  6. Mark says:

    As someone who has worked in a fast food job since my sophomore year of HS even now with a BA in English and Poly Sci from a top university (yay liberal arts degrees), I can attest to the fact that there are a lot of good characters to come out of there. Maybe Super Clyde will be enjoyable.

  7. Superhero says:

    Love Greg Garcia for My Name is Earl and Raising Hope (possibly the most underrated sitcom that’s currently on the air if you ask me). Would love to see Super Clyde go to series. Probably not the multi-camera one though, since A) it’s multi-camera, and B) it sounds generic as hell. Just hope CBS doesn’t f*** this up like they f*** everything else up (from a creative standpoint; I’m well aware that they’re hugely successful from a commercial standpoint, don’t remind me).

  8. nick1372 says:

    They all sound terrible. At this point, the only CBS new shows I’m looking forward to are Chuck Lorre’s ‘Mom’ and the dramas ‘Darkness Falls’ and ‘Intelligence’ which sadly only have a script order.

  9. james says:

    Too many shows coming out that deal with parents moving in with their children and vice versa.

  10. Mike Clark says:

    Can’t wait for Ordained. Sounds like a great cast and I’ve read a book written by Lisa and she is definitely and up and coming name to watch. They’ve got Rene Blacer on board and his achievements are outstanding. I’ll bet the house on this show making it on the CBS list. NCIS, NCIS LA, Vegas, Blue Bloods, Mentalist and the list goes on.