Cheech Marin has signed on to star opposite Rob Schneider in the actor's untitled CBS comedy, which just received an order for another pilot and several backup scripts as it is in strong midseason consideration.
The multi-camera comedy was co-written by Rob Schneider and Lewis Morton and is based on the actor's real-life experience.
The show stars Rob Schneider as Rob, a confirmed bachelor who has just married into a tight-knit Mexican-American family. The retooling of the project includes recasting three family members, Rob's wife and her parents.
Cheech Marin will play Rob's father-in-law Fernando, a role played in the original pilot by Ugly Betty alum Tony Plana. In addition to Rob Schneider, returning from the first pilot are Eugenio Derbez as the wife's uncle and Lupe Ontiveros as her grandmother.