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

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.

RELATED | Guys With Kids‘ Zach Cregger Set for Title Role in Fox Pilot Fatrick

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.

RELATED | FX Orders Zach Galifianakis-Fronted Comedy Pilot Co-Written By Louis C.K.

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.