If you haven’t heard of the television show Super Clyde, don’t worry, it’s not because you’re falling behind on the times. It’s because CBS ordered the pilot, starring Harry Potter alumnus Ruper Grint, back in January but decided not to pick it up for series. The good news is that CBS, in a rare move, is giving the show another chance at life by making the 22-minute pilot episode available for free online viewing. It could mean a chance for the show to garner public support, or at least let Ron Weasley fans catch a glimpse of what a Grint-led comedy could look like.
The pilot, uninterrupted by ads, follows a shy comic book fan working at a fast food restaurant who inherits millions of dollars from an odd uncle. Living with his older brother and sister, who instantly begin wasting their money on marathon massages and plastic surgery, Clyde begins his new life secretly bequeathing random acts of financial kindness upon strangers in need. Guiding him thorough his benevolent mission is his butler, Randolph, played by the British comedian Stephen Fry.
The series was created by The Millers executive producer Greg Garcia. The show has promise to be something both heartfelt and funny. If enough fans rally behind it, CBS could perhaps resurrect it as a mid-series pick-up or even sell it to another network who sees the potential. Super Clyde seems like the perfect project for Amazon or Hulu to buy in order to compete with Netflix in the online streaming comedy market.
Go watch the pilot episode of Super Clyde here and tell CBS that this can’t possibly be worse than We Are Men. Let us know what you think in the comments! Is this better than the new series you’ve seen recently launched?