Wednesday, April 4, 2012 , Posted by JED at 1:18:00 PM
Swing by and Relax with Rob Schneider on beTV Beginning April 8
This April 2012, AXN Beyond becomes Asian audiences’ new entertainment hangout, beTV!
Adding a fresh slate of light entertainment programming – engaging and easy-to-watch shows, the channel rebrands to beTV to reflect the broad, general entertainment service it delivers.
As the place to be for the best of light entertainment, beTV is where viewers can swing by and catch up with their favourite new and familiar programs and characters, relax, laugh, or just unwind after a long day.
Headlining beTV’s premieres in April will be the hilarious new sitcom Rob, created by and starring Rob Schneider, the unforgettable comedic star of Deuce Bigalow and The Hot Chick movies, playing out his real-life whirlwind romance and marriage to Mexican TV producer, Patricia Azarcoya Arce.
In Rob, Schneider’s titular character Rob is a successful landscape architect with obsessive compulsive disorder. After a six-week romance, he marries Maggie (Claudia Bassols, Spain… on the Road Again), a much younger, beautiful and smart Mexican-American translator who is way out of his league.
After eloping to Las Vegas, the couple must break the news to Maggie’s over-protective and judgmental parents, Rosa (Diana Maria Riva, Our Family Wedding) and Fernando (Cheech Marin, Once Upon a Time in Mexico), that they are married. Shocked by the news, the family is skeptical of Maggie’s choice for a husband, except her uncle Hector (Eugenio Derbez, Jack and Jill), the black sheep of the family, who immediately declares himself Rob’s best friend.
A lifelong bachelor who has just become part of a tight-knit, boisterous and large Mexican-American family, Rob now has to contend with the many cultural differences and unhappiness over expectations that he hasn’t met. The in-laws think Rob is unsuitable for Maggie as he is insensitive, short, old, and has not provided the dream wedding that they have always wanted for their daughter.
From bungling his silly attempts at conversing with his in-laws, to accidentally wrecking the shrine to Maggie’s late grandfather to disastrous consequences with grandmother, Abuelita (Lupe Ontiveros, El Norte), Rob does what he can hoping that he will win over Maggie’s family, to live happily ever after with his true love. Rob premieres on beTV this April 8, airing Sundays at 8:10pm.
beTV invites you to be yourself, be involved, and be surrounded by great entertainment at the place to be for the best of light entertainment.