Pilot Scoop: Patrick Warburton Gets Jacked Up

patrickCBS ordered a trio of comedy pilots late Thursday, including a sitcom starring Rules of Engagement‘s Patrick Warburton.

The Warburton project, titled Jacked Up and written by former Friends exec producer Greg Malins, finds the comedy vet playing a beloved, recently retired baseball player adjusting to retirement.

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CBS has also extended a pilot order to an untitled single-camera comedy from Smash scribes Julie Rottenberg and Elisa Zuritsky about a married mom struggling to balance family, life, and work.

Lastly, the network has OK’d an untitled multi-cam comedy from ex-Scrubs EP Tad Quill about a recently widowed father who raises his 12-year old son while jumping back into the dating pool.

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10 Comments
  1. taliesin says:

    It never takes long for The Tick to bounce back. Best of luck!

  2. RikerDonegal says:

    Hmm. What does this mean for RoE?

    • taliesin says:

      Everyone’s contracts on RoE are up this season, and it’s unlikely that Sony is willing to pick them up. And we basically always knew that RoE was only coming back for 13 episodes to close out the series. It’s still possible another year could be done, if the ratings stay high, but all indications are that this is the final 13 episodes. And, of course, there’s no guarantee that Jacked Up will get picked up. Only about 1 out of 25 pilots goes to series.

      • Andy says:

        I marathoned the first 6 seasons of RoE on Netflix a couple months ago in the timespan of two weeks or so. Now I’m a big fan. I’d be happy if it ended with Adam and Jen’s wedding, since it began with their engagement. I hope the wedding happens by the end at least.

        • Jo says:

          It is the final season of Rules, sucks I know !! Their last episode will be their 100th, where I’m assuming it’s the wedding as it was hinted by them on twitter.

  3. Tran says:

    This isn’t looking good for Rules of Engagement if the CBS sitcom may end after seven seasons. :-(

  4. Ram510 says:

    Oh no what about Rules of Engagement?!?

  5. Sg. Grant says:

    So long, Rules of Engagement. CBS never appreciated you, yet you were always there for CBS when the crap that they had aired in the same hour block as one of your other successful shows didn’t pan out.

  6. Can’t stand Patrick Warbuton for some reason!

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