Rupert Grint Reported To Star In CBS Pilot Comedy ‘Super Clyde’!

rupertnewsRupert Grint Reported To Star In CBS Pilot Comedy ‘Super Clyde!’February 13th, 2013, 9:04pm–Well, this exciting news! According to TVLine, Rupert Grint is set to star in the comedy ‘Super Clyde‘! Rupert is set to play the lead, a burger-flipper in a pilot comedy for CBS. For those outside of the US, that is one of the big networks on TV here. According to TVLine the pilot is a: “single-camera project from Raising Hope writer/EP Greg Garcia follows a meek fast food worker who decides to become a super hero.

We will be checking with Rupert’s representatives with more on this. For those who may not understand how TV works in America, a pilot does not mean it will be picked up by the studio only that the studio has acquired the rights to air it if they so desire. We probably won’t know more about this until May when network television stations have their ‘upfronts’ and release schedules for the following year.

UPDATE: The Hollywood Reporter has more on the role: “The comedy from Raising Hope’s Greg Garcia centers on a meek, unassuming fast-food worker decides to become a super hero.

Grint will play the title role of Clyde, the well-meaning and sweet yet slightly neurotic guy who never feels like he really fits in. The avid comic book reader considers himself a borderline agoraphobic with mild to severe anxiety issues who wishes he were a super hero himself. When Clyde inherits a $100,000 a month inheritance from his long-dead eccentric Uncle Bill, he decides that the cash will be his secret super power and will use it only for good and reward the good-hearted.”

UPDATE 2: CONFIRMED! We just received word from Rupert’s reps that this is indeed true, so we will have more updates about Super Clyde in the future! Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!

31 Comments to "Rupert Grint Reported To Star In CBS Pilot Comedy ‘Super Clyde’!"

February 13th, 2013 at 9:36 PM

I’m so excited. CBS is one of the biggest stations here. It is always number one and has the likes of NCIS, How I Met Your Mother, The Big Bang Theory, Criminal Minds and more!

February 13th, 2013 at 9:42 PM

Wow! This is all kinds of awesome! Rupert + Greg Garcia = Amazing! Greg Garcia has written two of my favorite shows ever! My Name is Earl (ran for 4 or 5 years on NBC, cancelled before its time) and Raising Hope (currently on Fox in its 3rd season) I am so excited about this one, I can’t even begin to express it!

February 13th, 2013 at 10:36 PM

Good ol’ Uncle Bilius!

February 13th, 2013 at 10:52 PM

def exciting news!

February 14th, 2013 at 3:03 AM

Wow, this is HUGE!! This is such a career change of course. I admit I had thought about the possibility of Rupert working on TV, but I never really thought it would happen because I thought Rupert would prefer to stick with films, but it’s not like I’m not liking the change! This way we’ll get to see Rupert EVERY WEEK for about 20 minutes and he’ll do lots and lots of promotions and will appear in many events.

BTW, do you think that part of the reason he liked this role is because he’s a burger-flipper, like his long-time hero Spongebob Squarepants? 😉

I’m liking how it sounds 😀 It’s a little bit like Kick-Ass and Super. When is this set to start airing? I can’t wait!! ^^ Is this for next season?

February 14th, 2013 at 3:10 AM

well, i wont have the chance to see him because i dnt have CBS 🙁 as im from Europe

February 14th, 2013 at 4:00 AM

I was kinda hoping he would make a cameo on one of my favorite tv shows. But this is beyond my wildest dreams. Im so thrilled. I hope the pilot passes and makes it to fruition. I can’t wait to hear more. Wondering if this had to do with his visit to California recently or not. More surprises to come Im sure. Thank you for the epic news about our favorite ginger. Please keep it coming. We love you Rupert! Wishing you all the luck in the world. ♥

February 14th, 2013 at 4:10 AM

Filming news of any kind are always the best kind of news! 😀 So this is totally perfect, sooo excited. I’m really looking forward to it. Hope it comes over to Europe as well.

Super Rupert! 😀

February 14th, 2013 at 10:12 AM

So happy to hear this. I hope it gets picked up by CBS. And…that it’s given a chance to gain an audience if it is! Thank goodness Rupert seems to have a “built in” audience already! Can’t wait to (hopefully) be able to see his face and hear his lovely voice every week!!

February 14th, 2013 at 10:56 AM

Now that’s what I call a great Valentine gift. 😀

Lets hope the pilot gets received well by the test audience and the CBS brass so it can be included in the fall schedule.

Hmm, if Rupert indeed starts working with CBS regularly, how big is the chance he’ll get a guest role in my fave tv show Criminal Minds? That would be a dream come true. *sigh*

February 14th, 2013 at 12:02 PM

Galadriel: Even working on a really popular CBS show, it’s doubtful he’ll be on Criminal Minds, because the executive producer/creators control show content. However, he may get guest spots on other Greg Garcia shows, like Raising Hope, or whatever else he makes.

February 14th, 2013 at 1:14 PM

@Leila if this will be a good Success it might be sold in other Countries and air there like NCIS for Example

February 14th, 2013 at 1:37 PM

Thanx Maria, i hope :/

February 14th, 2013 at 3:28 PM

Wow. Completely unexpected….I thought he’d stick to films but it’s great to see he’s stretching his acting skills, I love Rupert as an actor, people definitely underestimate him. Can’t wait for this to air
I really hope the pilot passes through, I’ll definitely be watching

February 14th, 2013 at 6:35 PM

This is such a great career move for Rupert. I mean, we know how great Rupert is doing comedy and is so underrated, hopefully will see how good his is as an actor once this pilot is done. The pilot sounds quite ‘Kickass’-ish, if so it would be so good. Plus Greg Gracia has written some great sitcoms. I love Raising Hope.

I guess, Rupert could still do movies, a lot of TV actors do movies in the off season. But let’s not get too ahead of ourselves.

February 14th, 2013 at 7:33 PM

It depends on how long they get off/how much free time they want. Unfortunately, the off-seasons is the only spare time actors get between their TV commitments.

February 14th, 2013 at 10:43 PM

From what I’ve gathered from seeing when my favorite shows are back in production and when they end their season, it’s usually around April-July they actors are on hiatus. That’s plenty of time to get films in, especially the smaller types. Also apparently, according to some articles I read, half hour comedies give the actors even more leeway.

And yes, if this show takes off and is a hit here, it will go over seas. Sometimes they even make deals before it even airs to have it in other countries. It just depends on the project. With Rupert attached, it might have a better chance of getting sold out of country quicker than some shows.

Also, I too think this is a great move. Rupert is very popular with the HP crowd, but that hasn’t always translated to big projects or lead roles. Not saying that is exactly what Rupert wants per se, but having another fan base outside of Harry Potter will definitely increase his chances for not only more gigs, but helping sell them to larger audiences. So many news people act like Rupert isn’t doing anything because none of his projects have made a big splash because no one wants to take a risk in paying money. And I’m not putting them down here, but Dan and Emma have gotten lucky because theater chains and studios are willing to back them with the money because they “seem” more profitable. They haven’t given the same chance to Rupert through no fault of his own. But with his own lead role in a comedy series, especially if it becomes popular, he’ll have an even better chance and so will the fans!

February 14th, 2013 at 11:15 PM

@Tao: I completely agree, having the lead role in a comedy series would expand Rupert’s fanbase to include those who don’t watch HP. By the sound of it, the series seems to be targetted to a similar demographic as The Big Bang Theory, which has a huge following and from what i can gather is a mega ratings hit. If you look at TV actors like Jim Parsons, Neil Patrick Harris or Jason Segal, they have great careers outside of their TV shows. It would be interesting to see where the series will be filmed, LA or NYC or elsewhere. So that means, if the series goes ahead, Rupert will be spending alot of time US. Damn, youguys are lucky!

Many US shows are sold to countries even before they air in the US. I know that here in Australia, every year our TV channels go to the US and meet with US TV studios to buy shows. I mean, we have shows here that have been cancelled like Last Resort and 666 Park Avenue. Also, being a CBS series, it is likely that one of the three TV channels here will snap it up.

February 15th, 2013 at 3:01 AM

all I can say to Rupert at this stage is good luck,not only on this show ,but also everything.

February 15th, 2013 at 10:25 AM

Well, lets hope it lasts at least as long as “Raising Hope” (as far as I’m concerned 3 to 4 seasons should be the cut off point for sitcoms. Beyond that sitcoms get stale.)

Friends/Scrubs/Frasier/How I Met Your Mother all got dull past the season 4 point, in my opinion. Also, Garcia’s work tends to noticeably jump the old shark by about season 4. “My Name is Earl” suddenly went from being great to stale.

I guess, since sitcoms are based on a simple formula – even the best ones. At some point, the formula breaks under the weight of too many episodes.

Dramas, however, in my opinion, seem to have 5 season cut off.

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