Rob (TV series)

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Rob
GenreSitcom
Developed byRob Schneider
Lew Morton
StarringRob Schneider
Cheech Marin
Claudia Bassols
Diana Maria Riva
Eugenio Derbez
Lupe Ontiveros
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes8 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Kim Tannenbaum
Eric Tannenbaum
Rob Schneider
Lew Morton
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time22 minutes
Production company(s)CBS Television Studios
From Out of Nowhere Productions
The Tannenbaum Company
DistributorCBS Television Distribution
Broadcast
Original channelCBS
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Original runJanuary 12March 1, 2012
 
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Rob
GenreSitcom
Developed byRob Schneider
Lew Morton
StarringRob Schneider
Cheech Marin
Claudia Bassols
Diana Maria Riva
Eugenio Derbez
Lupe Ontiveros
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes8 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Kim Tannenbaum
Eric Tannenbaum
Rob Schneider
Lew Morton
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time22 minutes
Production company(s)CBS Television Studios
From Out of Nowhere Productions
The Tannenbaum Company
DistributorCBS Television Distribution
Broadcast
Original channelCBS
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Original runJanuary 12March 1, 2012

Rob (stylized in promos as ¡Rob!) is an American comedy television series that premiered on CBS on January 12, 2012, at 8:30 pm (ET) as a midseason replacement for Rules of Engagement,[1] 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.[2]

Synopsis[edit]

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[edit]

Production[edit]

The pilot first appeared on CBS's development slate in October 2010.[3] 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.[4] The series then premiered January 12, 2012, and concluded on March 1, 2012, after eight episodes.[5]

Series overview[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
Series premiereSeries finale
18January 12, 2012 (2012-01-12)March 1, 2012 (2012-03-01)

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
(million)
1"Pilot"James WiddoesLew Morton & Rob SchneiderJanuary 12, 2012 (2012-01-12)13.47[6]
Rob meets his new wife's Mexican family, and his first day with them is a fiasco. 
2"Second Wedding"Andrew WeymanPhoef SuttonJanuary 19, 2012 (2012-01-19)11.41[7]
Maggie's parents want Rob and Maggie to have a second wedding, which leads to several arguments. 
3"The Pillow"James WiddoesChris KellyJanuary 26, 2012 (2012-01-26)11.50[8]
Maggie tries to redecorate the house by putting a new pillow on the couch, which makes Rob uncomfortable and leads to a fight. Meanwhile, Hector gets a job at Fernando's car wash, which he totally screws up. 
4"Family Secrets"Mark CendrowskiMichael GloubermanFebruary 2, 2012 (2012-02-02)11.06[9]
Rob inadvertently starts a fight between Fernando and Rosa when he shares an old secret that Maggie had told to him. Wondering if Maggie has any such secrets, Rob then "discovers" an old picture of Maggie with a hot former boyfriend and becomes jealous, thinking he is not good enough for her. 
5"Rob Learns Spanish"John WhitesellDanny Jacobson & Norma VelaFebruary 9, 2012 (2012-02-09)10.74[10]
Rob secretly asks Hector to teach him Spanish so that he can understand what Maggie's family is saying about him. Meanwhile, Fernando lies to Rosa about his diet and exercising. 
6"The Baby Bug"Andrew WeymanDanny Jacobson & Norma VelaFebruary 16, 2012 (2012-02-16)10.65[11]
Maggie and her parents use a cute baby to try to make Rob change his mind about not wanting children. Meanwhile, the family helps Fernando with a commercial for his car wash franchise. 
7"Romantic Weekend"Andrew WeymanJoe FureyFebruary 23, 2012 (2012-02-23)10.33[12]
Rob plans a romantic weekend at home with Maggie. However, when Fernando kicks out Hector and Rosa subsequently kicks out Fernando, they both move in with Rob and ruin the weekend. 
8"Dad Comes to Visit"Andrew WeymanLaura ValdiviaMarch 1, 2012 (2012-03-01)8.99[13]
Rob's father (Fred Willard) comes to visit and bonds with Maggie's family more than he ever has with Rob. Meanwhile, Rosa tries to teach Hector to cook. 

U.S. Nielsen ratings[edit]

OrderEpisodeViewers
(millions)
Rating/ShareRank
18–49HouseholdNightWeek
1"Pilot"13.474.1/117.8/123[6]9[14]
2"Second Wedding"11.413.5/96.9/105[7]15[15]
3"The Pillow"11.503.5/96.8/103[8]10[16]
4"Family Secrets"11.063.3/96.6/105[9]12[17]
5"Rob Learns Spanish"10.743.3/96.4/104[10]20[18]
6"The Baby Bug"10.653.2/96.3/105[11]19[19]
7"A Romantic Weekend"10.332.9/86.2/105[12]22[20]
8"Dad Comes to Visit"8.992.6/7N/A4[13]N/A

International broadcast[edit]

In Canada, the series airs on Global and premiered on January 19, 2012, after The Office.[21][22]

Reception[edit]

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)."[23] 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."[24] 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.[25] The show received a 28/100 rating on Metacritic.[26]

Season ratings[edit]

SeasonEpisodesTime slot (ET/PT)Season premiereSeason finaleRankViewers
(millions)
DateViewers
(millions)
DateViewers
(millions)
TotalAdults
18–49
18Thursdays 8:30 p.m.January 12, 201213.47[6]March 1, 20128.99[13]25th12.01[27]4.75[28]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CBS Announces New Rob Schneider Comedy, Return Of 'Undercover Boss'". CBS Los Angeles. November 15, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Updated: 'Unforgettable' Canceled by CBS; 'NYC 22,' 'Rob' Too". TV by the Numbers. May 13, 2012. Retrieved May 13, 2012. 
  3. ^ Breaking News - Development Update: Thursday, October 28 | TheFutonCritic.com
  4. ^ Breaking News - Development Update: Friday, February 4 | TheFutonCritic.com
  5. ^ Shows A-Z - rob on cbs | TheFutonCritic.com
  6. ^ a b c Seidman, Robert (January 13, 2012). "Thursday Final Ratings: 'Big Bang Theory' Adjusted Up; 'Private Practice' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved January 27, 2012. 
  7. ^ a b Gorman, Bill (January 20, 2012). "Thursday Final Ratings: 'Big Bang Theory' Tops 'American Idol' 1st Half Hour; 'Office,' 'Mentalist,' 'Grey's' Adj. Up; 'Person,' 'Rob,' 'Parks' Adj. Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved January 27, 2012. 
  8. ^ a b Seidman, Robert (January 27, 2012). "Thursday Final Ratings: 'The Big Bang Theory' Adjusted Up to Thursday High; 'American Idol' Up; 'The Finder' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved January 27, 2012. 
  9. ^ a b Gorman, Bill (February 3, 2012). "Thursday Final Ratings: 'American Idol,' 'Big Bang Theory,' 'Grey's Anatomy,' 'Office,' 'Mentalist' Adjusted Up; 'Rob' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved February 3, 2012. 
  10. ^ a b Seidman, Robert (February 10, 2012). "Thursday Final Ratings: 'The Big Bang Theory,' 'American Idol,' 'Grey's Anatomy,' 'The Mentalist,' 'Vampire Diaries' Adjusted Up; 'Rob,' 'Private Practice,' 'The Finder,' 'Up All Night' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved February 10, 2012. 
  11. ^ a b Gorman, Bill (February 17, 2012). "Thursday Final Ratings: 'American Idol,' 'Vampire Diaries,' 'Grey's Anatomy,' 'Big Bang Theory,' '30 Rock,' 'Office' Adjusted Up; 'Person Of Interest,' 'Mentalist,' 'Secret Circle' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved February 17, 2012. 
  12. ^ a b Bibel, Sara (February 24, 2012). "Thursday Final Ratings: 'Big Bang Theory,' 'American Idol,' 'The Mentalist' Adjusted Up; 'Rob,' 'Private Practice,' 'Up All Night' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved February 24, 2012. 
  13. ^ a b c Kondolojy, Amanda (March 2, 2012). "Thursday Final Ratings: 'Awake' & 'American Idol' Adjusted Up". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved March 2, 2012. 
  14. ^ Gorman, Bill (January 18, 2012). "TV Ratings Broadcast Top 25: Broncos/Patriots, 'Simpsons,' 'NCIS' Top Week 17". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved January 27, 2012. 
  15. ^ Seidman, Robert (January 24, 2012). "TV Ratings Broadcast Top 25: Giants-49ers, 'American Idol,' 'Big Bang Theory' Top Week 18". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved January 27, 2012. 
  16. ^ Gorman, Bill (January 31, 2012). "TV Ratings Broadcast Top 25: 'American Idol,' 'Big Bang Theory' Top Week 19". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved February 3, 2012. 
  17. ^ Seidman, Robert (February 7, 2012). "TV Ratings Broadcast Top 25: 'Super Bowl,' 'The Voice' Top Week 20". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved February 8, 2012. 
  18. ^ Gorman, Bill (February 14, 2012). "TV Ratings Broadcast Top 25: 'Grammy Awards,' 'The Voice,' 'The Big Bang Theory' Top Week 21". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved February 14, 2012. 
  19. ^ Seidman, Bill (February 22, 2012). "TV Ratings Broadcast Top 25: 'American Idol,' 'The Voice,' 'The Big Bang Theory' and 'NCIS' Top Week 22". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved February 23, 2012. 
  20. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (February 28, 2012). "TV Ratings Broadcast Top 25: 'Academy Awards' Towers Over The Week, 'Big Bang Theory' Is Top Scripted Show". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved February 29, 2012. 
  21. ^ ¡Rob! - GlobalTV.com: Official Site of Global Television
  22. ^ TV Schedule - GlobalTV.com - Official Site of Global Television
  23. ^ Lacob, Jace (January 11, 2012). "CBS’s ‘Rob’ Is TV’s Worst New Show". The Daily Beast. Retrieved January 27, 2012. 
  24. ^ Bianco, Robert (January 11, 2012). "What's bad about 'Rob'? The whole enchilada". USA Today. Retrieved January 27, 2012. 
  25. ^ Garvin, Glenn (January 11, 2012). "See ‘Rob’ and ‘The Finder’ before they go to cancellation heaven". The Miami Herald. Retrieved February 13, 2012. 
  26. ^ "Critic Reviews for Rob Season 1". Metacritic. Retrieved February 8, 2012. 
  27. ^ Gormam, Bill (May 24, 2012). "Complete List Of 2011-12 Season TV Show Viewership: 'Sunday Night Football' Tops, Followed By 'American Idol,' 'NCIS' & 'Dancing With The Stars'". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved June 17, 2012. 
  28. ^ Gorman, Bill (May 24, 2012). "Complete List Of 2011-12 Season TV Show Ratings: 'Sunday Night Football' Tops, Followed By 'American Idol,' 'The Voice' & 'Modern Family'". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved June 17, 2012. 

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