Original language(s) English
First episode date 12 January 2012
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 1
|Created by Rob Schneider
Starring Rob Schneider Cheech Marin Claudia Bassols Diana Maria Riva Eugenio Derbez Lupe Ontiveros
Program creators Rob Schneider, Lewis Morton
Cast Rob Schneider, Eugenio Derbez, Cheech Marin, Claudia Bassols, Diana‑Maria Riva
Rob (stylized in promos as ¡Rob!) is an American sitcom television series that premiered on CBS on January 12, 2012, at 8:30 pm (ET) as a mid-season replacement for Rules of Engagement, and ended on March 1, 2012. The series stars Rob Schneider alongside Cheech Marin, Claudia Bassols, Diana Maria Riva, Eugenio Derbez, Ricky Rico, and Lupe Ontiveros. The show was produced by Two and a Half Men's The Tannenbaum Company and CBS Television Studios. On May 13, 2012, CBS canceled the series.
- Rob new comedy trailer promo preview series premiere thursday jan 12 on cbs
- Cast and characters
- International broadcast
Rob new comedy trailer promo preview series premiere thursday jan 12 on cbs
The series follows Rob (Rob Schneider), a former lifelong bachelor and landscape architect with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, who marries into a tight-knit Mexican American family and attempts to be closer to them, often ending in disastrous results despite his good intentions.
Cast and characters
The pilot first appeared on CBS's development slate in October 2010. On February 4, 2011, CBS placed a pilot order, written by Rob Schneider and Lew Morton, and directed by Jamie Widdoes. The series' executive producers were Schneider, Morton, and Kim and Eric Tannenbaum. The series then premiered January 12, 2012, and concluded on March 1, 2012, after eight episodes.
In Canada, the series airs on Global and premiered on January 19, 2012, after The Office.
Reviews for Rob were generally unfavorable. Jace Lacob of The Daily Beast described it as CBS's "worst new show" and wrote of the first episode that "there isn’t a single Latin name among the writers or producers" and that it "offers a wafer-thin appreciation and awareness of Mexican culture, one that doesn’t go beyond guacamole and the occasional use of the Spanish endearment mija (my daughter)." Robert Bianco of USA Today wrote in his review that "Some of this barrage of stereotypes might be passable if even one character were intelligently written and skillfully played, but there's hardly a moment or performance in Rob that doesn't reek of the leftover and the second-rate" and that "Schneider's the only actor who even seems to be trying." In a more positive review, Glenn Garvin of The Miami Herald wrote in his review that the show is a "rather funny sitcom about the cultural collisions that occur every day in an increasingly blended America," but warned that it may not last long due to its ethnic humor. The show received a 28/100 rating on Metacritic.