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4 items from 2012

Kathleen Rose Perkins, Three Others Cast In NBC Comedy Pilot ‘The Gates’

19 December 2012 3:06 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: Episodes co-star Kathleen Rose Perkins is set as the lead in the NBC comedy pilot The Gates. Also cast in the project, from 20th Century Fox TV and Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment, are Diana Maria Riva, John Grisetti (Knights Of Prosperity) and Justin Chon. The Gates, written by Cathy Yuspa and Josh Goldsmith and to be directed by Marc Buckland, received an early pilot green light earlier this month. In addition to her starring role in The Gates, Perkins will also continue her regular gig on Episodes, filming the show’s upcoming third season after production on The Gates pilot wraps. If The Gates goes to series and Episodes goes to Season 4, Perkins would star on the NBC comedy and recur on the Showtime one. Based on the British series, The Gates is an adult ensemble comedy set at the front gates of an elementary school drop-off and revolves around the parents, »


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8 July 2012 10:17 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Network: CBS

Episodes: Eight (half-hour)

Seasons: One

TV show dates: January 12, 2012 -- March 1, 2012

Series status: Cancelled (ratings)

Performers include: Rob Schneider, Cheech Marin, Claudia Bassols, Diana Maria Riva, Eugenio Derbez, and Lupe Ontiveros.

TV show description:

On this comedy series, Rob (Rob Schneider) is a successful landscape architect who has Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Formerly a life-long bachelor, Rob has a whirlwind romance and marries Maggie (Claudia Bassols), a young, beautiful, and smart book translator. She's way out of his league and he knows it.

After eloping to Las Vegas, Maggie and Rob must break the news to her overprotective and judgmental parents -- sarcastic Rosa (Diana Maria Riva) and cynical Fernando (Cheech Marin). Shocked by the news that they've eloped, the family remains skeptical of Maggie's choice for a husband. The exception is her »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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'Rob!': Schneider's sitcom lacks laughs

12 January 2012 11:54 AM, PST | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

Rob Schneider is nothing if not confident. At the Television Critics Association Winter press tour, the former "SNL" star and lead in "Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo" compared his new series "Rob!" to such TV classics as "All in the Family," "Fawlty Towers" and "I Love Lucy." But how does it really stack up?

The series, which is loosely based on Schneider's own life, follows Rob (Rob Schneider) and Maggie (Claudia Bassols), who elope after knowing each other for a very brief period. The wrinkle comes in because Maggie is from a large Mexican family who a) don't know Rob and b) when they meet him, don't like him. And the more Rob attempts to get in their good graces, the worse it gets.

In the pilot, Maggie needs to tell her family that she ran off to Vegas and got hitched. This family features Cheech Marin as her father Fernando, »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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TV Review: Cultures Clash in CBS’s Mediocre Comedy ‘Rob!’

12 January 2012 6:43 AM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – After an absolute train wreck like ABC’s “Work It” and something that comes close to disaster in NBC’s “Are You There, Chelsea,” there’s something nearly-satisfying about a mediocre sitcom like “Rob!” The latest effort to find a hit in the coveted post-“Big Bang Theory” slot is certainly better than the last two (“S**t My Dad Says,” “How to Be a Gentleman”) but that is the definition of faint praise. This is still mediocre comedy, the kind of show that you might enjoy if you stumble upon it but that you don’t need to set a Season Pass for any time soon.

Television Rating: 3.0/5.0

Rob Schneider has always looked uncomfortable on film in comedies like “Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo” and “Grown Ups,” but he was often very funny in his time on “Saturday Night Live” and even delivered on the short-lived “Men Behaving Badly. »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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