Enlisted and The Finder star Geoff Stults is set as the lead 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.

Knowledgeable, thoughtful and naturally curious, Daryl Thorkelson is an NFL kicker who is known more for his controversial opinions and know-it-all habits than his skill on the field. His need to always be the smartest guy in the room sometimes leads him to do stupid things. After bouncing around teams throughout the NFL, Daryl is coming close to the all-time scoring record but has jeopardized his entire career by writing an unapologetic book that has the NFL fandom up in arms. Now that he’s suspended, he’s finding it hard to stay out of trouble and do something constructive with his newfound free time.

Burditt, Fey and Carlock executive produce with 3 Arts’ David Miner for Universal TV.

CBS has been looking to get Stults on a comedy series, casting him as a lead in the 2014 half-hour pilot Cuz-Bros and for an arc on The Odd Couple. He also recurred on Netflix’s Grace and Frankie. 

Stults is repped by UTA.