CBS Hands Out Pilot Orders To ‘Super Clyde’, ‘Rush Hour’ & Bill Wrubel’s ‘Joe Time’

Super Clyde

CBS is setting their sights on remakes for their latest round of pilot orders.

The network has given the greenlight to comedy pilot Super Clyde, a new take on the Greg Garcia project which was piloted two seasons ago, but never went to series; and drama pilot Rush Hour, based on the feature film franchise of the same name which starred Jackie Chan & Chris Tucker. In addition, they have also picked up a third pilot: comedy Joe Time from Modern Family‘s Bill Wrubel.

From The Millers creator Greg Garcia, Super Clyde follows a meek, unassuming fast-food worker who finds his calling as a superhero after inheriting a fortune. Garcia is penning the script for the single-camera comedy, which is set up at CBS Television Studios. He will also executive produce though his studio based Amigos de Garcia banner.

This is CBS’ second pass at Super Clyde, after they originally passed on the project in 2013. That pilot featured a dream cast, including 24: Live Another Day‘s Stephen Fry and Harry Potter alum Rupert Grint, but ultimately the network chose to go with The Millers, which was recently cancelled after its second season. It is presently unclear if any of the original cast or crew will return for this new pilot.

Rush Hour follows a by-the-book Hong Kong police officer, who is assigned to a case in Los Angeles where he’s forced to work with a cocky black LAPD officer, who has no interest in a partner. Bill Lawrence and Blake McCormick are set to pen the series adaptation, which is being produced by Lawrence’s production company Doozer and Warner Bros. Television. The executive producers are Lawrence, McCormick, Brett Ratner, Arthur Sarkissian and Jeff Ingold.

Joe Time (formerly known as The Good Life), from Warner Bros Television, follows family man Joe as he struggles with the fact that everyone around him is pursuing their dreams and enjoying their lives more than he is. Former Modern Family scribe Bill Wrubel penned the script and will executive produce.

  • cesue

    CBS execs are idiots if they think this show would have anywhere near the appeal without Rupert and Stephen. They were excellent in the original pilot and the powers that be must have been delusional when they refused to pick up the show. Don’t make a second bad mistake. Keep Rupert and Stephen. They were what made the show.