CBS has ordered two comedy pilots, including an untitled project starring Saturday Night Live alum Rob Schneider.
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Schneider will co-write, produce and star in the new project, which is based on his own life. The pilot centers on a lonely bachelor who marries into a large, tight-knit Mexican-American family. Fellow SNL
alum Lew Morton
co-wrote the script, and will also executive-produce alongside Schneider and Two and a Half Men
and Kim Tannenbaum
.The project marks Schneider's first series gig since NBC's 1996 comedy Men Behaving Badly
. He most recently appeared on the big screen in Adam Sandler's Grown Ups
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CBS also picked up the multicamera sitcom Home Grown
from That '70s Show
and Jackie Filgo
. The project focuses on four generations of blue-collar Midwesterners living under the same roof. The Filgos wrote the script and will executive-produce the pilot for Warner Bros. TV. The duo also serves as executive producers on the upcoming ABC comedy pilot, Lost and Found,
from Marisa Coughlan.