Actor-comedian J.B. Smoove has been cast opposite Geoff Stults and David Spade 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 retired. Smoove will play Gil, Daryl’s extremely loyal, totally lovable employee.

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

This marks Smoove’s return to CBS, where he co-starred on The Millers. He most recently guest starred on the network’s freshman comedy Life in Pieces. The Curb Your Enthusiasm veteran is repped by UTA, Converge Management and attorney Roger Pliakis.