Ortiz to Guest Star on TBS’ “The Guest Book”

John Ortiz has signed in…

The 48-year-old Puerto Rican actor will guest star on TBSThe Guest Book, the new 10-episode comedy series from My Name Is Earl’s Greg Garcia.

John Ortiz

The Guest Book emerged from Garcia’s habit of writing fictitious stories in the guest books of various rental cabins in an effort to freak out the next renters. Now he is bringing some of those stories to life on screen centering on the vacation home Froggy Cottage and its visitors. While the house and cast of characters living in this small mountain town remain the same, each episode will feature a different set of vacationing guests.

The anthology-style show, written by Garcia and executive produced by him and Alix Jaffe, will premiere in August.

It will star Kellie Martin (Army Wives), Charlie Robinson (Hart of Dixie), Aloma Wright (Suits), Carly Jibson (Broadway’s Hairspray), Lou Wilson (Tween Fest), Garret Dillahunt (The Mindy Project), Laura Bell Bundy (Scream Queens) and Eddie Steeples (My Name Is Earl).

Martin will play Officer Kimberly Leahy, who serves on the police force in the small mountain town of Mount Trace. Robinson is Wilfrid, an easygoing, friendly gentleman who manages a group of mountain rental cottages with his wife, Emma, played by recurring guest star Wright. Jibson is Vivian, a tough, strong-willed woman who runs a bikini bar called Chubbys with her stepson Frank, played by Wilson.

In addition to Ortiz, other guest stars include Danny Pudi (Community), Jenna Fischer (The Office), Tommy Dewey (The Mindy Project), Lauren Lapkus (Orange Is the new Black), Michaela Watkins (Casual), Mary Lynn Rajskub (24), Michael Rapaport (Sully), Kate Micucci (Raising Hope), Jaime Pressly (My Name Is Earl), Stockard Channing (The Good Wife), Andrew J. West (The Walking Dead), David Zayas (Gotham), Shannon Woodward (Westworld), Margo Martindale (The Good Wife) and Stephnie Weir (The Comedians).

Garcia Teams Up for Television Projects for Fox and NBC

Greg Garcia is doubling down…

The 42-year-old Latino television producer has teamed up with two more writers who worked on his most recent series, CBSThe Millers  Austen Earl and Chadd Gindin — for new half-hour projects, Letters to Beyonce and The Pack, that have landed at NBC and Fox.

Greg Garcia

They join two comedy projects with The Millers writers Stephnie Weir and Bobby Bowman, which Garcia recently set up at CBS.

All four shows hail from CBS Television Studios, where Garcia’s company Amigos de Garcia Productions is based, with Garcia executive producing.

NBC’s Letters To Beyonce, written/executive produced by Earl, centers on an overweight, middle-aged schoolteacher who has lost pretty much everything and decides to reclaim her life by drawing inspiration from an unlikely hero.

Fox’s The Pack, written/executive produced by Gindin, centers on a millennial who escapes his sports-obsessed small town in Wisconsin to achieve his big-city dreams — only to end up becoming a regular at a Green Bay Packers bar in Manhattan where he’ll learn that who you’re rooting for is not nearly as important as who you’re rooting with.

Garcia Developing Two New Comedy Projects for CBS

Greg Garcia has two chances to return to CBS

The 45-year-old Mexican American television director, producer and writer has partnered with two writers who worked on his most recent series, CBS’ The Millers — Stephnie Weir and Bobby Bowman — for two new comedy projects at the network through CBS Television Studios, where Garcia’s company Amigos de Garcia Productions is based.

Greg Garcia

The untitled Weir multi-camera comedy, also known as Y’all in the Family, is set in Texas and centers on a conservative, small town family forced to reconcile their family values when they discover their children’s lives are less than perfect.

Weir will write the script and executive produce with Garcia. She served as a consulting producer on The Millers.

Meanwhile, How To Speak American, written by Bowman, is a hybrid comedy about a coddled millennial who teaches ESL to a variety of immigrants, who in turn, teach him about grit, courage and hustle.

Bowman and Garcia will executive produce. Bowman has a long history with Garcia. He has worked as co-executive producer/executive producer on all of Garcia’s series, Yes, Dear and The Millers on CBS, My Name Is Earl on NBC and Raising Hope on Fox.

Garcia won a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series in 2006 for penning the pilot episode of My Name is Earl.

Guerrero to Star in Greg Garcia’s CBS Comedy Pilot “Super Clyde”

Diane Guerrero is preparing for super project…

The 28-year-old Colombian American actress has been cast opposite Charlie McDermott in Greg Garcia’s CBS comedy pilot Super Clyde.

Diane Guerrero

From CBS Television Studios, the project follows a meek, unassuming fast-food worker (McDermott) who decides to become a super hero​.

Guerrero, who stars in Orange Is The New Black and Jane The Virgin, will portray Maddy, Clyde’s (McDermott) very cute, smart and ambitious good friend.

Guerrero recently wrapped the female lead in feature Peter & John and also appeared in the Mike Young-directed pic My Man Is A Loser.

Garcia’s Comedy Project “Super Clyde” to Get Do-Over for CBS

Greg Garcia’s super project is getting a new lease on life…

CBS has ordered a new version of the 44-year-old Latino television director, producer and writer’s 2013 comedy Super Clyde.

Greg Garcia

After abruptly cancelling Garcia’s most recent series The Millers midway through its second season, CBS has given the green light to Super Clyde.

Originally piloted in 2013, Super Clyde — about a meek, unassuming fast-food worker who finds his calling — had Harry Potter star Rupert Grint attached and was ultimately passed over for a series pickup in favor of The Millers.

CBS made the pilot available online in October 2013 after a request by Garcia.

Super Clyde will remain a multi-camera pilot and be written and exec produced by Garcia via his CBS Television Studios-based Amigos de Garcia banner. It’s unclear if any of the original cast, producers or director will return, though Garcia praised director Mike Fresco‘s work on the original.)

Garcia sold seven projects this season and focused his time developing other writers. After the cancellation of The Millers, he was suddenly available to take a new stab at Super Clyde.

Garcia’s credits include serving as the creator/executive producer of several long-running sitcoms, including Yes, Dear, My Name Is Earl and Raising Hope.

Garcia has also worked for the series Family Matters and as a consulting producer on Family Guy.

Garcia’s “The Barrio” Receives Script Commitment at ABC

Greg Garcia is headed to the barrio

The 44-year-old Latino television producer and Emmy-winning writer is expanding Amigos de Garcia’s portfolio with a Latino-themed comedy project at ABC.

Greg Garcia

Garcia’s single-camera comedy, written by Blue Mountain State co-creator Eric Falconer, has received a script commitment with penalty from the network.

Produced by CBS Television Studios and Garcia’s studio-based Amigos de Garcia, the untitled comedy, aka The Barrio, is loosely based on Falconer’s experience moving his family to East Los Angeles.

It centers on a television writer who, after losing his job, moves his family from Santa Monica to a predominantly Mexican neighborhood in East LA in order to save money. In doing so they experience culture shock but also discover a feeling of community in their new neighborhood that makes their family stronger.

Garcia and Falconer will executive produce The Barrio.

Garcia’s other television credits include Yes, Dear,My Name Is Earl, Raising Hope and The Millers.

Garcia Casts “Harry Potter” Star Rupert Grint in His CBS Pilot

Greg Garcia’s latest project could draw a lot of attention from Harry Potter fans…

The 42-year-old Latino television series creator/producer has cast Rupert Grint, who portrayed Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter films, as the title character in his CBS pilot Super Clyde.

Greg Garcia

The project, from CBS Television Studios, centers on Clyde (Grint), a meek, unassuming fast food worker who decides to become a super hero.

Mike Fresco will direct the pilot, as well as executive-produce with Garcia.

This marks the first series role for Grint, who will next be seen starring opposite Shia LaBeouf in The Necessary Death Of Charlie Countryman.

Garcia is the creator/executive producer of the Emmy-winning My Name Is Earl. He’s also the mastermind behind CBS’ Yes, Dear and Fox’s Raising Hope.

CBS Orders Two Pilots From Greg Garcia

Greg Garcia could end up with two comedies on CBS next season…

The network has handed out pilot orders for both of the 42-year-old Latino television producer’s scripts, one single- and one multi-camera project.

Greg Garcia

The first project getting an order for Garcia, the creator of My Name Is Earl and Raising Hope, is Super Clyde, whichcenters on a meek, unassuming fast food worker who decides to become a super hero.

Meanwhile, Garcia’s untitled multi-camera project centers on a recently divorced man whose life is complicated when his parents decide to move in with him.

Both projects are written and executive produced by Garcia, who moved from his longtime home 20th Century Fox Television to CBS Studios last May in a lucrative four-year deal.

The double pickup almost assures Garcia’s return to CBS’ primetime lineup seven years after the end of the network’s comedy series Yes, Dear, which the Emmy-winner co-created.

Garcia’s commitment to Fox’s Raising Hope, now in its third season, concludes at the end of this season.

Garcia Developing Two Comedies for CBS

He’s created instaclassic television shows like My Name Is Earl and Raising HopeAnd now Greg Garcia will get two chances to create more iconic TV.

In his first development cycle at CBS Television Studios, the 42-year-old Latino director, producer and writer has set up two half-hour projects at CBS: a single-camera comedy, which he’s writing, and a hybrid to be written by Danielle Sanchez-Witzel.

Greg Garcia

Information about Garcia’s own project is being kept under lock and key, but it’s reported to be in the same vein as Garcia’s previous shows, combining quirky comedy, original characters, relatable themes and a lot of heart. The Emmy-winner is writing and executive producing.

Meanwhile, Sanchez-Witzel’s Capturing Crazy is about a woman in her mid-20s who turns a documentary camera on her own family to prove once and for all that they’re absolutely bonkers. Sanchez-Witzel, who got her big break on Garcia’s My Name is Earl, will executive produce with Garcia.

Garcia and Sanchez-Witzel both signed overall deals at CBS Studios in the spring after long stints at other studios, 20th Century Fox Television and Universal Television, respectively.

Garcia’s four-year deal, which lets him keep working as the showrunner on Raising Hope for another season while developing other projects, is the longest CBS TV Studios has signed with a comedy showrunner. The two projects are bringing him backto CBS, where he co-created Yes, Dear.

Garcia to Develop New Projects for CBS TV Studios

After nearly 15 years and three series at 20th Century Fox TV, Greg Garcia is moving on to greener pastures.

The 42-year-old Latino director, producer and writer has signed a four-year deal with CBS TV Studios to develop new projects.

Greg Garcia

As part of the agreement, Garcia will remain as the showrunner on Fox’s Raising Hope for its upcoming third season while working on development for CBS Studios.

Garcia began his long stint at 20th Century Fox as a writer on the short-lived Getting Personal before co-creating his first series for the studio, Yes, Dear, which ran on CBS for six seasons.

He’d go on to serve as the creator/executive producer of the Emmy Award-winning My Name Is Earl  and most recently Fox’s Raising Hope.

“Greg is truly one of the funniest people I know, and certainly one of the elite comedy showrunners,” said CBS TV Studios president David Stapf, who had pursued Garcia for several years. “He is a rare creative talent, who has created successful shows in both the multi- and single-camera form across a variety of networks.”

Garcia has also worked on the series Family Matters and as a consulting producer on Family Guy.