Pilot News: CBS Orders Taxi-22 Comedy to Which James Gandolfini Was Once Attached

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CBS Pilot Taxi-22CBS has opened its formal pilot season by hailing Taxi-22, a single-camera comedy based on a hit French Canadian series of the same name.

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The project, which once counted Sopranos alum James Gandolfini among its executive producers (and who at one time was once loosely attached to star, Deadline notes), centers on a misanthropic and politically incorrect NYC cab driver.

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Tad Quill (Scrubs, Bent) will pen the pilot and serve as an EP alongside Nancy Sanders, Mark Armstrong, Dennis Erdman and Clark Peterson and the pair of French rights holders.

Comments (8)

  • Canadian series not French

    Comment by floleb7 – January 14, 2014 03:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • How about French Canadian? ;)

      Comment by JJM – January 14, 2014 04:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Deal!

        Comment by Matt Webb Mitovich – January 14, 2014 04:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • “The Pair of French right holders”?!? They made a hit show good enough to be acquired by an American network, and they don’t deserve to have their names mentioned. But a bunch of unknowns who will probably screw it up absolutely do. Nice. And by the way, they’re not French, they’re Canadians from Quebec.

    Comment by Tone LG – January 14, 2014 04:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Lol, French Canadian is the correct label or Québécois if you really want to be politically correct.

      Comment by Ally Oop – January 14, 2014 06:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Nicely said. The original version here in Québec was very popular. Let’s wait and see what happens when they cast the lead character (the whole series depends on that).

        Comment by alexandredit – January 14, 2014 08:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • François Flamand and Patrick Huard are “The Pair of French right holders”. And they are québécois, not french!

      Comment by Magali – January 15, 2014 06:35 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • French Canadian or Québécois, not French. There’s a big difference. It’s like equating Americans to Brits!

    Comment by avesking – January 15, 2014 04:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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