EXCLUSIVE: Eugenio Derbez on His New CBS Show ¡Rob!: “It’s Like Meet the Mexicans”

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On January 12th, CBS will premiere ¡Rob!—a new half-hour comedy that stars Rob Schneider as a bachelor who marries into a tight-knit Mexican-American family.

The show about a Latino family, features several Latino stars including Eugenio Derbez, Cheech Marin, Diana Maria Riva, and Lupe Ontiveros, and Derbez—who plays Schneider's Latino uncle-in-law in the new sitcom—tells Latina.com the show is hilarious.“It’s a really, really funny series!” said the Mexican actor, who recently starred alongside Schneider in the movie, Jack and Jill. “Remember the movie Meet the Parents? Well this is like, Meet the Mexicans!" {Laughs}.

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Derbez says Schneider’s character will have a hard time bonding with the Latino family he marries into. “{Rob’s character} and Maggie (Spanish actress Claudia Bassols) get married in Vegas and then they realize they have to go tell her parents about he wedding," he teases “There’s this culture clash when they arrive and Rob tries to be funny and make jokes, but he’s politically incorrect. It’s a really funny situation,” he adds.

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¡Rob! is the first TV show about a Latino family since ABC's Ugly Betty, which ran on the alphabet network from 2006-2010. Tell us: 

 

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