It’s a Neighbors reunion. The star of the alien comedy Jami Gertz has signed on for another ABC/ABC Studios single-camera comedy project: the untitled NBA buddy comedy pilot, from The Neighbors creator/executive producer Dan Fogelman and exec producer Aaron Kaplan. Gertz will co-star opposite Skylar Astin in the pilot, written/executive produced by Casey Johnson and David Windsor. The NBA project is a buddy comedy about Mo, an NBA rookie who doesn’t speak English, and Jason, a translator who doesn’t speak basketball. Gertz plays Jason’s good-natured and supportive mother.
Fogelman, Kaplan, Mandalay Sports Media’s Peter Guber & Mike Tollin executive produce the project, which is being done with the cooperation of the NBA and the Golden State Warriors, co-owned by Guber.