CBS passes on Rupert Grint’s ‘Super Clyde,’ we cry a little

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CBSTypically during pilot season, we find it better to remain neutral. Why? Let’s just say that your favorite project only has a 50% chance of getting picked up at best, and that figure’s even less if you are on a competitive network (i.e. CBS) that has a very specific demographic in mind.

Perhaps thanks to all of this, CBS’ “Super Clyde” was doomed from the start. It was a Greg Garcia series that seemed more comfortable as a “Raising Hope” counterpart on Fox, and it stars someone who appeals mostly to young people: “Harry Potter’s” Ron Wealey in Rupert Grint, playing a fast-food worker with superhero ambitions. This was the sort of pilot that from the get-go, you really wanted to root for. Why? Here’s a simple reason: What else is there that is like this on TV right now? There are not many male-centered comedies making waves, especially one for the under-30 crowd.

Personally, we think that CBS made a big mistake on passing on this (as confirmed by actors on Twitter), and picking up at least one of the series mentioned here. Why? You’re supporting some actors who have had quick-to-be-canceled shows before, and not giving someone a chance who starred in multiple movies that grossed more than $1 billion worldwide. It’s not often that pilots have this sort of an asset, especially one that generates actual social-media buzz.

So is there still a hope for the show? If there is, we’re not hearing it. There has yet to be any talk about shopping the series elsewhere, though we would have loved to see it on Fox or even NBC, where it could be paired with another wacky show in “Community.”

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