Rupert Grint: Tyler Labine Cast As Clyde’s Brother!

rupertnewsFebruary 23rd, 2013, 1:55am–As you know, Rupert Grint was cast in a CBS pilot called ‘Super Clyde‘. Tonight we bring you more news in the form of casting of Clyde’s older brother: Tyler Labine who will play the character Duke. This is according to Entertainment Weekly. Labine’s other credits include The CW’s Reaper, Fox’s Sons of Tucson, CBS’ Mad Love and NBC’s Animal Practice. This also means that Rupert will most likely be putting on an American accent for the show. (While this seemed obvious to me, there were some out there wondering, so I think this news tells us he will be an American character.) For a recap, Super Clyde centers around a meek unassuming fast food worker who decides to become a super hero.

We also want to remind you that while Rupert has been casted in this role, it does not mean that this will be picked up by CBS. This is only a pilot. And although this one seems to have the most buzz, that sadly means little. Of course, if you ask me, I think it would be great compared with The Big Bang Theory, don’t you?

UPDATE: For those interesting The Hollywood Reporter has a bit more on Labine’s character: “Labine will play Clyde’s older brother Duke, an ex-jock type who is the kind of crass slob whose imagination doesn’t go anywhere beyond his own creature comforts. Duke gets an unexpected windfall: a long-delayed $100,000 per month inheritance from his dead uncle, Bill.”

32 Comments to "Rupert Grint: Tyler Labine Cast As Clyde’s Brother!"

Tania
February 23rd, 2013 at 2:19 AM

Agreed. The Big Bang Theory would be the ideal lead in for Super Clyde. Here’s hoping that CBS will pick up the series considering the large of buzz it has been generating!

TaoTao
February 23rd, 2013 at 2:46 AM

It seems a lot of places are really excited about Super Clyde. First it was E! Online, and now Entertainment Weekly have both expressed how excited they are for this one. And from what I’ve seen of other people talking about the script, it sounds really good. Now I’ve only watched one show from this guy and it was called ‘Yes, Dear’ and I loved that show. So hopefully the test audience and the CBS execs see it as a hit and want to add it to their schedule. The Big Bang Theory – Super Clyde – Person of Interest – Elementary. Sounds like a good Thursday night lineup. Two and Half Men can go back to being on Mondays. :P

I also think we’ll be hearing more casting news in the coming weeks. Going to go into a little bit of spoiler territory here, although we’ll post these casting news bits any way (lol), but there is still another sister and brother to be cast. The uncle (I know he’ll be deceased, but sounds like he’ll be in the pilot). And also a love interest.

Mary
February 23rd, 2013 at 2:51 AM

I second the motion. Im so excited for Rupert
Do we have any idea when thie pilot may air? Cause I’m marking it on my calendar. Wondering if he’s already shot it or is that coming soon.

Mary
February 23rd, 2013 at 3:01 AM

@Tao, hope it is Thursdays. It’s my night off. If it’s any other night I’m sure to miss it. And then ill be heartbroken. :( How do you know so much? Please also keep us informed. Rupert Grint inquiring minds want to know. :)

fleur
February 23rd, 2013 at 4:37 AM

i honnestly wanted him to keep his english accent…

Tania
February 23rd, 2013 at 7:52 AM

I read that entertainment weekly had called Super Clyde as ‘promising’ and I absolutely love that kind of buzz. Also Greg Garcia has made some really good comedies recently Raising Hope which an edgier comedy and I enjoy comedies without the laugh track. I get a Malcolm in the Middle vibe just from reading the synopsis, if this show is similar to Malcolm then it would be great! I have all my fingers crossed that CBS picks this up for the Fall season.

Anonymous
February 23rd, 2013 at 8:03 AM

Super Clyde could be picked up by NBC, ABC or CBS. I think The Office is leaving NBC so maybe Super Clyde could pick up NBC on Thursdays being in the comedy block. I can’t wait to see Rupert primetime every week and see his lovely, sexy face.

fleur
February 23rd, 2013 at 9:21 AM

my gosh fingers crossed it comes to europe though :( :( i would be so sad if i cant see it.

TaoTao
February 23rd, 2013 at 12:08 PM

@Mary, we don’t know yet. It all depends on whether CBS picks it up. The latest will know anything is in May when CBS does their upfronts.

@Anonymous, nope. It’s a CBS show and unless CBS allows another network to take it, then it will only be on CBS.

@Fleur, I hope so too for all our European fans sake! A lot of times shows are sold prior to air date and with Rupert’s international startdom, that could happen with Super Clyde (if picked up by CBS to begin with). And if it’s not sold overseas right away, I’m sure that if it is a success here, it will end up overseas as well. :)

fleur
February 23rd, 2013 at 2:13 PM

aww thank you Tao :) its just it would be sooo best if it was sold at the same time, so that we dont have to wait like the end of the season in the US, when everyone will have already seen it. fingers crossed. or hopefully someone will be kind enough to post on youtube :/

BonnieRadcliffe
February 23rd, 2013 at 5:57 PM

Don’t fret, Fleur! It’s not like there aren’t ways to watch the show even if it’s not aired in your country :P *ehem ehem*piratebay*ehem ehem* I know it’s not ideal, but it’s a way. I didn’t say anything! XD

Anonymous
February 23rd, 2013 at 6:10 PM

Found a new Rupert Video from Berlinale http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V41N9VZ71c0

Mary
February 23rd, 2013 at 7:00 PM

@Tao, thank you. I can’t wait till May then. On pins and needles.

fleur
February 23rd, 2013 at 7:24 PM

lol @bonnieradcliffe :p :p

Anonymous
February 23rd, 2013 at 9:45 PM

I just read that they are going to add another brother, sister, love interest and of course until uncle bill.

fleur
February 24th, 2013 at 4:11 AM

yeah, it was because Tao said it :p :)

Dominis
February 24th, 2013 at 7:53 AM

Hm, I wonder if it’s picked up – he will probably have to relocate, at least temporarily, to the US. I realize that as an actor you sort of have to follow where work takes you and Hollywood is definitely Mecca for actors, I just wish it wasn’t. such a damn black hole for all the nice English actors. Hugh Laurie (Dr. House) had to stay there and the word is, he was a bit miserable. Still, he probably likes it there anyway and I guess if home is where the heart is, he might eventually be back to England. As a European I’ll just be a bit sad to see him go. Selfish, I know. :) Good luck, Rupert, where ever you go…

TaoTao
February 24th, 2013 at 9:49 AM

Well, luckily for Rupert, Tom will be there too. He seems to be adjusting well and I think that will help the transition. :D But he’ll probably end up going home during their break (it’s usually from April to July) and that will help too.

BonnieRadcliffe
February 24th, 2013 at 11:23 AM

Lucky Tao! Rupert is going to your side of the pond! ;)

Fleur
February 24th, 2013 at 1:24 PM

Dominis, i think the same as you to be honnest. im a bit sad to see him go so far away :( and well, i just dont want rupert to become a typical hollywood actor. you know, i think Rupert is wayyyy better than Hollywood. and hoping he’ll stay himself, the same :) whatever happens

Dominis
February 24th, 2013 at 1:41 PM

Fleur, I’m sure he will.”Be yourself” seems to be what Rupert does best. :) And you know, as an actor, living with change and adapting it’s kind of the name of the game. I start rolling my eyes up every time someone goes “why is his hair like this” or “why is she so skinny” – they’re actors and most of them will do what it takes to land a job they really want. And I don’t know enough about the business to talk intelligently what’s out there for someone like Rupert. Personally, I’d love to see him in a lead role – once the game is on, the time is now – preferably in one without the emphasis on humor. I think he’d be great and I’d be intrigued to see how he pulls that off.

Fleur
February 24th, 2013 at 2:26 PM

@Dominis, yeah you’re right. my dream would be to see him in a lead role as a psycho killer or something lile this, to see his dark side :p

Dominis
February 24th, 2013 at 6:56 PM

Yeah,I bet he’d like that,too. Maybe a role that presents physical challenges cause he used to look as if he liked doing that.. ;) But I’m thinking character play, something dark, not necessary violent.. I think misery might yet bring out the best in this man. Portraying it, that is, not living it. ;) Cause that’s hard, you know. When there’s a lot of action in the movie,it’s sort of easy to dictate the mood for everyone, but when it’s down to just an actor and his character – those are in my opinion the best movies. Perfect example for me would be Billy Bob Thorton’s Slingblade. What.A.Movie.

Fleur
February 24th, 2013 at 7:00 PM

ahhh never seen that movie!!! maybe i should :p
yeah, i guess i just was a bit afraid of rupert going into the hollywood jungle ;)
ahhh we gonna miss Rupert over there :)

Tania
February 24th, 2013 at 7:14 PM

I think Rupert would be fine in Hollywood, he seems to have the right upbrining and adaptability to adjust to Hollywood life and won’t fall in with the wrong crowd over there. And as Tao mentioned, his good mate Tom is over there and both seem to spend time together- so there’s the support network.

I don’t think Rupert is like Hugh Laurie, who was a tad miserable in Hollywood because his wife and kids were still in London, same for Damien Lewis. Fortunately, Rupert doesn’t have a wife or kids yet.

Dominis
February 25th, 2013 at 4:00 AM

Yeah, he’ll be all right.. We might miss having him over here more than he might miss being here. :) And “having him over here” is an abstract concept as it is – it’s not like he lives in my living room if the DVD player is not on. ;) I mean, he’s hardly going to be in Timbuktu and with a world-gone-a-global-village, there’s planes and other means of transportation around the corner. Plus – in the heart ot Hollywood, with all the media around, we might see more of him, so here’s some benefit for us! Hope he finds happiness, but then again, he seems like the kind of guy that takes it with him. :)

Anonymous
February 25th, 2013 at 8:48 AM

I guess it makes me a little sad to think of Rupert living in L.A. as well. Of course he will be alright but out of the trio he is the one who has always stayed close to home and family. I am sure it will be a growth experience but I always just picture him in that house in England surrounded by his siblings.

Fleur
February 25th, 2013 at 3:23 PM

@Dominis your right… :) but even if i like having new pics of him, i hope those paparazzis are gonna leave him alone ;)
“he seems like the kind of guy that takes it with him” that was really cute :p

@Anon, yeah i agree, i think that what surprised me the most is that, he might be away for years from his family (and he seems a family guy) so yeah…
but well, good luck to our gorgeous Rupert

Dominis
February 25th, 2013 at 4:39 PM

Well, of course it would be perfect if everyone could continue to do what they do best from the safe haven of the environment they’re most comfortable with – I think most people would appreciate the idea. But you know what they say: ships are safe in the harbor, but ships were not built for this purpose. Sometimes you just gotta do, what you gotta do and hope for the best.
It’s not a big tragedy, just, I think, some sort of a milestone that might turn his life upside down (or not) and those kind of events are upsetting. That’s why brides’ mothers always cry at weddings… ;) milestone to indicate change. Personally, I find it hard to accept because I find Hollywood to be somewhat “unclean” dog-eat-dog environment and I really hope life there has more in store for him than the superficial charms of the industry. It just kind of feels like a hard place to find personal happiness and I think we’d all like that for him. Aaaand, I got all philosophical again, an annoying trait of mine. I’ll shut up now and let this page rest in peace. :).

Fleur
February 25th, 2013 at 4:41 PM

awww Dominis, you spoke for me. that was beautiful! really :)

Dominis
February 25th, 2013 at 5:03 PM

Thank you, I appreciate it.. I sometimes have problems getting my point across accurately – English is only my second foreign language after all :P – not to mention that it’s always nice to get a compliment..*is flattered and floats away happily* ;)

Fleur
February 25th, 2013 at 5:13 PM

:) no probs ure english is really good!

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