The Captain will hit CBS midseason
I think the phrase "hit or miss" is appropriate when it comes to television and Jeffrey Tambor. He's been involved with some truly great series (The Larry Sanders Show, Arrested Development), and some not-so-great series (Twenty Good Years).
Now, Tambor is heading back to the small screen to star in The Captain, which was recently approved for a six-episode, midseason run on CBS. Tambor stars as a retired writer whose apartment building is soon occupied by a younger writer, played by Fran Kranz. The series also stars Raquel Welch, Al Madrigal, Valerie Azlynn and Joanna Garcia.
John Hamburg wrote the pilot and will also direct. His credits include the screenplays for Meet the Parents and Meet the Fockers, not to mention directing episodes of Undeclared and Stella. I'm more impressed with his directing credits, personally (I never thought the Meet movies were that great). Still, the man has enough comedy cred to make me want to check out this new series at least once.