Chi McBride has joined the untitled CBS multi-cam comedy pilot based mostly on the life of professional bowler Tom Smallwood,Variety has realized.
In the collection, after being laid off from the meeting line on the GM manufacturing facility, seemingly extraordinary man Tom (Pete Holmes) makes the extraordinary determination to supply for his household by following his dream of turning into an expert bowler.
McBride will star as Archie. The proud proprietor of the bowling alley Archie’s Lanes: Home of the Curly Fry, Archie is each Tom’s mentor and longstanding father-figure. His direct and unequivocal look on life urges Tom to pursue his dream.
McBride beforehand starred in the CBS reboot of “Hawaii Five-0” in the function of Lou Grover. He can also be identified for his roles in reveals like “Pushing Daisies” and “Boston Public,” in addition to movies like “Waiting,” “Gone in 60 Seconds,” and “I, Robot.”
He is repped by Silver Lining Entertainment and legal professional Sean Marks.
Mark Gross will write and government produce the pilot, with David Hollander and Brian D’Arcy James additionally government producing. CBS Studios will produce. Gross is presently below an total deal on the studio. He most just lately labored as a author and government producer on the CBS multi-cam “Man With a Plan.” He was beforehand a author and co-executive producer on fellow CBS comedy “Mike & Molly.”
CBS has ordered few new pilots this season, as an alternative working by means of people who had been sidelined by the pandemic final 12 months. Most just lately, it was introduced that the cast of the multi-cam “The Three of Us” had been launched. A single-cam pilot from comic Sarah Cooper remains to be in competition on the community.