Rob


Rob Information

Rob (stylized in promos as ¡Rob!) is an American comedy television series that premiered on CBS on January 12, 2012, at as a midseason 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.

Synopsis

The series follows Rob (Rob Schneider), a former lifelong bachelor and landscape architect with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, who marries into a close-knit Mexican-American family and attempts to be closer to them, often ending in disastrous results despite his good intentions.

Cast

  • Rob Schneider as Rob
  • Claudia Bassols as Maggie, Rob's much-younger wife
  • Cheech Marin as Fernando, Maggie's cynical father
  • Diana Maria Riva as Rosa, Maggie's wise cracking and sarcastic mother who sees through all of Fernando's ploys
  • Eugenio Derbez as Hector, Rosa's brother, Maggie's uncle, and the self-proclaimed "best friend" of Rob
  • Lupe Ontiveros as Abuelita, Fernando's mother and Maggie's grandmother

Production

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 , and concluded on March 1, 2012, after eight episodes.

Series overview

Season Episodes Originally aired
Series premiere Series finale
1 8

Episodes

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date U.S. viewers
(million)
Aux4 = 13.47 ShortSummary = Rob meets his new wife's Mexican family, and his first day with them is a fiasco. LineColor = 960000 }}

Aux4 = 11.41 ShortSummary = Maggie's parents want Rob and Maggie to have a second wedding, which leads to several arguments. LineColor = 960000 }}

Aux4 = 11.50 ShortSummary = 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. LineColor = 960000 }}

Aux4 = 11.06 ShortSummary = 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. LineColor = 960000 }}

Aux4 = 10.74 ShortSummary = 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. LineColor = 960000 }}

Aux4 = 10.65 ShortSummary = 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. LineColor = 960000 }}

Aux4 = 10.33 ShortSummary = 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. LineColor = 960000 }}

Aux4 = 8.99 ShortSummary = 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. LineColor = 960000 }}

U.S. Nielsen ratings

Order Episode Viewers
(millions)
Rating/Share Rank
18"49 Household Night Week
1 "Pilot" 13.47 4.1/11 7.8/12 3 9
2 "Second Wedding" 11.41 3.5/9 6.9/10 5 15
3 "The Pillow" 11.50 3.5/9 6.8/10 3 10
4 "Family Secrets" 11.06 3.3/9 6.6/10 5 12
5 "Rob Learns Spanish" 10.74 3.3/9 6.4/10 4 20
6 "The Baby Bug" 10.65 3.2/9 6.3/10 5 19
7 "A Romantic Weekend" 10.33 2.9/8 6.2/10 5 22
8 "Dad Comes to Visit" 8.99 2.6/7 4

International broadcast

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

Reception

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.

Season ratings

Season Episodes Time slot (ET/PT) Season premiere Season finale Rank Viewers
(millions)
Date Viewers
(millions)
Date Viewers
(millions)
Total Adults
18"49
1 8 Thursdays 8:30 p.m. January 12, 2012 13.47 March 1, 2012 8.99 #25 12.01 4.75



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