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CBS takes hold of Madrigal

Comedian appeared in 'The Ortegas'

Comedian Al Madrigal, who starred in the shelved Fox laffer “The Ortegas,” has sealed a talent holding deal with CBS.

Under terms of the exclusive deal, Eye will locate roles in its upcoming pilots for Madrigal.

“The Ortegas” starred Madrigal as Alejandro Ortega, a young talkshow host whose parents build a TV studio next to their house. Show, based on BBC hit “The Kumars at No. 42,” shot several episodes but never aired.

Madrigal also starred in the NBC Studios pilot “Americana,” and has performed standup on several programs including Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend,” NBC’s “Late Friday,” Telemundo’s “Loco Comedy Jam” and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”

Madrigal scored the jury award prize for standup comedian at this year’s HBO-sponsored U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colo.

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