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CBS is moving forward with Taxi-22.
The network has ordered to pilot the Tad Quill half-hour, based on the French-Canadian hit by the same name. The single-camera project centers on a misanthropic and politically incorrect NYC cab driver.
The comedy, from CBS TV Studios, counts Quill (Bent) as its writer and executive producer. Rights holders Francois Flamand and Patrick Huard, as well as Nancy Sanders, Mark Armstrong, Dennis Erdman and Clark Peterson, will join him as executive producers. The late James Gandolfini had been attached as an executive producer via his Attaboy Productions. (The project was previously set up at HBO, where Attaboy had a deal.)
Taxi-22 becomes CBS’ fourth comedy pilot in contention this season. It joins How I Met Your Mother offshoot, appropriately titled How I Met Your Dad, as well as rolled efforts The McCarthys and the untitled Jim Gaffigan comedy.
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