Screen Junkies » Pilot pick-ups http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 05 Sep 2014 20:32:16 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 CBS Buys Sitcom From Professional Adam Sandler Friend Rob Schneider http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/cbs-buys-sitcom-from-professional-adam-sandler-friend-rob-schneider/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/cbs-buys-sitcom-from-professional-adam-sandler-friend-rob-schneider/#comments Sat, 05 Feb 2011 04:22:50 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=25084 Deuce Bigalow is ready to get back into TV. I wonder how he got the confidence, with no one around to tell him that *he* can do it.

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Time to test whether or not you’re old. If you know Rob Schneider as the guy who says “You can do it!” in Adam Sandler movies, you’re not that old. If you know him as the guy who said “the steve-meister, makin’ cop-ies,” you are slightly older than the last group. If you don’t know who Rob Schneider is at all, you are quite possibly old, but also extremely fortunate.

It took Rob Schneider 13 years to recover from “Men Behaving Badly,” but Deuce Bigalow is ready to get back into TV. I wonder how he got the confidence, with no one around to tell him that he can do it. Professional Adam Sandler movie cameo man Schneider just got a CBS sitcom pilot greenlit along with fellow SNL alum, writer Lew Morton. Based around Schneider’s life, it’s about a lonely not-Mexican-American guy who marries into a huge Mexican-American family. Mmm, is that enchiladas I smell… or cultural misunderstandings?

Later in the series, Sandler will take over as the lead character, and Schneider will be reduced to only walking on and saying his new catch phrase: “Ay yi yi, whatta wife!” (Deadline)

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Pilot Pick-Up Roundup: Maybe There Are A Couple Good Ones! http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/pilot-pick-up-roundup-maybe-there-are-a-couple-good-ones/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/pilot-pick-up-roundup-maybe-there-are-a-couple-good-ones/#comments Wed, 26 Jan 2011 18:36:58 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=22439 New TV shows that, chances are, will be canceled soon.

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You’ve probably been noticing a lot of news about various networks picking up various pilots about various subjects — it can be a little overwhelming if you let it. So, in the interest of the greater good, I’m “rounding up” (yee-haw!) some of the most recent news in the world of shows that might get turned into series that you can hear about other people watching.

“Hound Dogs” (TBS) This TV show appears to be attempting to capture some of that Wild Hogs/Old Dogs lightning, at least according to the title. The show is about a “minor league team the Nashville Hound Dogs and its endlessly upbeat general manager (Tom Verica), a gambling addict trying to outrun his past, as they try to handle life’s ups and downs, both in and out of the locker room.”

“The Council of Dads” (FOX) This is a pretty hardcore premise: A guy with two twin daughters finds out he has terminal cancer, so he enlists the help of 5 of his closest male friends to serve as a “council of dads” in order to raise them after he dies. It’s based on a non-fiction book by and about Bruce Feller, who actually ended up making a full recovery. Here’s the hardcore part: In the series, the dad is going to DIE. And it’s a comedy!

“Family Album” (FOX) This is another sitcom, but this one has a gimmick: Each season will take place over one summer vacation for the titular family. I’m hoping for at least one episode in each season that takes place entirely at an interstate rest stop. At night.

“S.I.L.A.” (NBC) A Traffic-style crime drama set in LA. Hey, since it’s in LA, maybe it could have been called “Traffic.” Get it? Or maybe “Smog.”

Pan Am” (ABC) Yet another 60s drama (is it a trend yet?), this one about flight attendants. I expect blocking will be a bitch, what with the beverage cart and everything.

“Lost and Found,” “Work It,” “Smothered” (ABC) 3 sitcoms on ABC, at least one of them involving cross-dressing.

Untitled “Chicks and Dicks” project (FOX) You can’t say “dicks” on TV!!

(via Deadline)

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