Tina Fey Is Bringing In J.B. Smoove To Be On CBS’s Comedy ‘The Kicker’

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JB Smoove is staying busy and this time around will join the likes of Tina Fey, Geoff Stults and David Spade. For the new series which Fey is on board as an executive producer; J.B. will be an employee of a retired athlete played by Stults.

Actor-comedian J.B. Smoove has been cast opposite Geoff Stults and David Spade in The Kicker, CBS’ multi-camera comedy pilot from the 30 Rock and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt trio of Tina Fey, Jack Burditt and Robert Carlock. Written by Burditt, The Kicker centers on Daryl Thorkelsonan (Stults), an oddball athlete who drives family, friends and strangers insane after he unexpectedly finds himself retired. Smoove will play Gil, Daryl’s extremely loyal, totally lovable employee. Burditt, Fey and Carlock executive produce with 3 Arts’ David Miner for Universal TV.


This won’t be the first time Fey and Smoove will be on set together. Back in 2010 the two stars shared the screen for comedy Date Night with Steve Carell.

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