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.
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.