Former NBA Star Jalen Rose To Star In ABC Comedy Pilot From ‘Fresh Off the Boat’ Team

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Buckner/Variety/REX/Shutterstock (5765166fx)
Jalen Rose
ESPY Awards Variety Portrait Studio, Los Angeles, USA – 13 July 2016

Jalen Rose could be heading from the basketball court to your television screen.

ABC has greenlit a comedy pilot, “Jalen Vs. Everybody,” starring the former NBA star and ESPN personality, Variety has learned.

The hot project hails from the team behind ABC’s “Fresh Off the Boat.” Nahnatchka Khan wrote the pilot and will executive produce with Jake Kasdan, Melvin Mar and Mandy Summers. Aside from starring, Rose will also serve as a producer. Khan’s Fierce Baby banner is producing in association with 20th Century Fox Television and ABC Studios.

The half-hour single-camera comedy follows Rose, as he juggles his career responsibilities with the challenges of being a single dad.

The pilot order marks the final comedy pickup from ABC for the 2017-2018 season.

Click here for more.

SOURCE: Variety – Elizabeth Wagmeister