Rules of Engagement star David Spade is returning to TV and CBS with a co-starring role opposite Geoff Stults 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 cut from his professional football team.
Spade will play Russ Thorkelson, Daryl’s (Stults) brother and sports agent who spends most of his time doing damage control while Daryl says something else controversial. Though he’s eternally stressed, Russ loves his brother more than anything for giving him a career opportunity in the sports world.
Burditt, Fey and Carlock executive produce with 3 Arts’ David Miner for Universal TV.
Spade recently toplined the Joe Dirt sequel and starred in Adam Sandler’s The Ridiculous 6 on Netflix. He will next be seen in the next Sandler film for Netflix, The Do Over.
Spade is repped by WME and Brillstein Entertainment Partners.