CBS Sets Immigration Comedy With ‘My Name Is Earl’ Creator

Greg Garcia is producing “Welcome to Maine,” focusing on workforce of a small town

Last Updated: September 5, 2017 @ 2:38 PM

CBS is developing a series with “My Name Is Earl” creator Greg Garcia that could prove to be quite timely.

The multi-camera project from CBS Television Studios is called “Welcome to Maine.” It centers on a ninth-generation Maine family interacting with a recent immigrant and his daughter once they share the same workplace in a small rural town.

Austen Earl (“The Millers”) is writing the pilot and executive produces. Garcia and Alix Jaffe are also executive producers.

Garcia created the TBS anthology comedy series “The Guest Book,” which debuted last month. He was behind “Earl,” “Raising Hope,” “The Millers” and “Yes, Dear.”

This news comes in the wake of Donald Trump’s Tuesday announcement to phase back the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that provides legal protections to young immigrants.