Saturday, January 19, 2013

CBS Orders Pilots From Greg García

Greg García
CBS is betting big on Greg García, ordering two comedy pilots from the "Raising Hope" showrunner.

For García, the two comedies come eight months after the former "My Name Is Earl" Emmy Award winner jumped ship from 20th Television and inked a rich four-year overall deal with CBS Television Studios. To read about his signing with CBS, check out Lesley Goldberg's article in The Hollywood Reporter by clicking here.

García's first project, "Super Clyde", revolves around a meek, unassuming fast-food worker who decides to become a super hero. García will write and executive produce.

The second comedy, being dubbed the "unauthorized Greg García project," revolves around a recently divorced man whose life is complicated when his parents decide to move in with him. García will write and executive produce the multi-camera effort.

In announcing García's overall deal in May, CBS Television Studios president David Stapf sang his praise and called him one of the "elite comedy showrunners." "He is a rare creative talent who has created successful shows in both the multi- and single-camera form across a variety of networks. It's exciting to add a star producer of his caliber to our roster."

García's comedy "Raising Hope" is in its third season on Fox. His credits include "Yes, Dear" and "Family Guy". He's repped by CAA and Ziffren Brittenham.

To read more about the new pilots ordered by CBS, check out Lacey Rose and Lesley Goldberg's article in The Hollywood Reporter by clicking here.

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