'Rob!': Schneider's sitcom lacks laughs


Rob Schneider is nothing if not confident. At the Television Critics Association Winter press tour, the former "SNL" star and lead in "Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo" compared his new series "Rob!" to such TV classics as "All in the Family," "Fawlty Towers" and "I Love Lucy." But how does it really stack up?The series, which is loosely based on Schneider's own life, follows Rob (Rob Schneider) and Maggie (Claudia Bassols), who elope after knowing each other for a very brief period. The wrinkle comes in because Maggie is from a large Mexican family who a) don't know Rob and b) when they meet him, don't like him. And the more Rob attempts to get in their good graces, the worse it gets.In the pilot, Maggie needs to tell her family that she ran off to Vegas and got hitched. This family features Cheech Marin as her father Fernando, Diana Maria Riva as her mother Rosa,...



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