Rob Schneider will make his return to network television for the first time in 14 years with a CBS family sitcom due to premiere midseason. The show remains untitled, but we know it’s a multi-camera operation, and is co-written by Schneider himself, based on his real-life experiences. It stars Schneider as, wait for it…’Rob,’ a confirmed bachelor who has just married into a tight-knit Mexican American family.
The series had been testing well, but obviously didn’t make the cut for the fall lineup. The bigwigs at CBS decided the pilot needed to be reworked and major parts recast, including the role of Schneider father-in-law, who, as previously reported by Laughspin, will be played by comedy legend and bona fide Mexican American himself, Cheech Marin.
I wonder how accepting Cheech will be of Rob? Will Rob find aspects of their culture jarring? Probably, but we’ll have to tune in a few months to find out for sure. Most importantly, can Scheinder, 47, reclaim is popularity in the comedy world. We can’t forget that he was a pretty strong force during his years at Saturday Night Live as well as his string of movies. He’s also working on no less than five movies, which are set for release this year and next. For now let’s look back at a pair of Rob’s appearances on SNL. This first is from Kevin Nealon-era “Weekend Update” (1993); the second is from 1991 and highlight’s Schneider’s most famous character from the show.