Rupert Grint’s Super Clyde not picked up by CBS!

SuperClydeIcon2Rupert Grint’s Super Clyde not picked up by CBS!May 11th, 2:54pm, 2013– Unfortunately, news has hit the web tonight that Rupert Grint‘s pilot project Super Clyde has not been picked up by CBS. Yesterday, we got the first signs that it would be very very difficult for the pilot to get picked when The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that four comedies had been picked already (Crazy Ones, The Millers, Mom and We Are Men). There were many very good pilots up for graps this year on CBS, and Super Clyde was just really unlucky not to be picked.

Today several of Rupert‘s cast members on the pilot confirmed the bad news.
Justine Lupe wrote it first:

Sad to say CBS SUPER CLYDE isn’t going on… Grateful to have gotten to have some fun with @TyLabine, @stephenfry &the rest! 🙂

Tyler Labine was quick to reply:

@iamjustinelupe @stephenfry it was indeed great to get the opportunity to work with you both. Grint too. Everybody was awesome. Truly.

And lastly, Laura Ortiz gave her reaction to the news:

Thank you guys for all the support! it was an amazing project to have been a part of!! #superclyde 🙁

Of course, this is a huge disappointment for all us Rupert fans, but we have to keep a positive attitude and support Rupert in his future projects – he has an uncanny ability to surprise us, so we can’t wait to see what project will be announced next.
But let’s not remember this project as a disappointment, let’s all go to the galleries and enjoy the lovely pictures we got of Rupert filming in Los Angeles.


As a last effort to support this project and show everyone how much we want it to get made, we will start a little campaign which we hope everyone will take part in – on May 15th we’ll be tweeting FX and TBS in hopes that they consider picking up Super Clyde. To learn more click here.

29 Comments to "Rupert Grint’s Super Clyde not picked up by CBS!"

May 14th, 2013 at 11:02 AM

Everyone should be tweeting today – not tomorrow. Tomorrow is too late

May 15th, 2013 at 4:27 PM

Hi anonymous. The reason we’re doing it on the 15th is because that is the day of the CBS upfronts. This network, as well as the other networks, have already done their 2013-2014 schedule. Our goal is to let everyone know that we want Super Clyde and what better day to do it then the day CBS announces what they decided on? (Which was done LONG before today or yesterday.) 🙂

May 15th, 2013 at 5:51 PM

@Tao when will they announce their final decision ?

May 27th, 2013 at 1:53 AM

Here’s a very intriguing but truthful article about the pilots that the networks ordered to series:

The writer is correct to say that ‘What is clear from the outset is that nothing smells so fresh in Hollywood as someone else’s idea. The lion’s share of pilots which have been “ordered to series” at the 2013 LA Screenings are remakes, reboots and adaptations’, and that ‘That signals Hollywood’s deep sense of caution, as much as it flags a new open-mindedness. A decade ago a foreign format couldn’t get a hearing. Now, so long as it is a successful foreign format, it’s all anyone wants to look at. Genuinely new ideas are deemed too risky.

Intriguingly, some of the most “buzz-worthy” pilots did not progress past the pilot stage. Super Clyde, which starred Harry Potter actor Rupert Grint as a fast-food worker who decides to become a superhero and a reboot of Beverly Hills Cop were among those which generated a lot of discussion, but did not take the next step.’

I think this just goes to show that the networks aren’t willing to nor are they open to the idea of new and creative ideas- they are essentially not risk takers, so pilots like Super Clyde is not what the networks are looking for. It’s a shame that the networks are willing to settle for something tried and old. The state of TV in the future doesn’t look very good. I still maintain that Super Clyde is CBS’ lost and they will live to regret this decision, as they have ordered some very weak pilots to series.

May 27th, 2013 at 6:15 PM

It’s stupid, isn’t it? They are talking about cable being the reason they are losing out so much. Yet, the truth is, cable is taking risks and it sometimes pays off and sometimes doesn’t. When you think about some of the bigger serialized shows on cable it’s off the wall stuff that network TV thinks won’t work. Just think about it… True Blood, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Vikings… just to name a few. Sure that three of them are based on something widely popular, but network TV wouldn’t take the risks of putting anything like this out. They claim Super Clyde “didn’t fit” but how can you have The Big Bang Theory which is supposedly full of geeks, but this won’t fit with it? How is “The Millers” remotely close to TBBT? And what is Mom other than 2.5 Men with girls? And what about “We Are Men”? Isn’t that just a weird version of How I Met Your Mother? The only thing I feel they really took a shot at and looks different is The Crazy Ones. Other than that… it looks like the same formulaic crap they’re always doing.

June 2nd, 2013 at 1:46 AM

@Tao: I agree with the sitcoms that CBS has decided to go for. The Crazy Ones actually sound a lot like Just Shoot Me! The Millers, Mom and We are Men offer nothing special and reading reports from the CBS upfronts- only The Millers got remote laughter and others fell flat. I wonder what the executives think- they don’t seem to understand their audience at all. I mean, Super Clyde is perfect with TBBT with a similar target market and Super Clyde could have bought the under 30 male demographic as well, which CBS doesn’t have a hold of at the moment. I agree, I don’t those who watch TBBT would be interested in watching any of the new CBS sitcoms- just my opinion because I love TBBT!

Anyway, I sure another more exciting project is waiting for Rupert around the corner.

June 8th, 2013 at 10:29 AM


July 16th, 2013 at 8:08 PM

I’m pretty sure that whatever stupid shows CBS decided to pick up instead are going to suck. Can’t Garcia just sell it to somebody else? HBO maybe?

October 9th, 2013 at 3:41 PM

If CBS does not want it why not another station.
There are so many now a days.
I watched the pilot and I liked it.

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